Spicy Mixed Dal Video by Tarla Dalal

Spicy Mixed Dal Video by Tarla Dalal

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With five protein-rich dals, this spicy mixed dal version combines curds and traditional spices to give a tangy, spicy, delectable accompaniment for parathas and rotis. This dal can be prepared easily and quickly, but remember to soak them together for an hour to ensure uniform cooking.

Recipe Description for Spicy Mixed Dal

Soaking Time:  1 hour
Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Makes 4 servings


For Spicy Mixed Dal
1 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 tbsp masoor (split red lentil) dal
1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 tbsp toovar (arhar) dal
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1/2 cup beaten fresh curds (dahi)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving With Spicy Mixed Dal
rotis or parathas


For spicy mixed dal

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}spicy mixed dal{/span}, wash all the dals. Soak for 1 hour and then drain.
  2. Combine the dals, 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the garam masala, chilli powder and coriander-cumin seeds powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes.
  8. Add the curds and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  9. Add the dals, mix well and cook on a slow flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve the {span class="bold1"}spicy mixed dal{/span} hot with rotis or parathas.
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