Black Daal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Black Daal

  • Wash dal and pressure cook in 2 cups water. Cool and remove from cooker.
  • Mash very lightly with a spoon.
  • Heat half the ghee in a deep saucepan.
  • Add seeds, asafoetida, and seasoning. Allow to splutter.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, fry for a minute.
  • Add onions. Fry till light brown. Add tomatoes and green chillies.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Add dal, bring to boil.
  • Add turmeric, salt, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Take in serving dish.
  • Heat remaining ghee in a small saucepan.
  • Add chopped coriander to the hot ghee and pour over dal immediately.
  • Stir gently. Serve with hot parathas or rice.
  • Variations: Use any other dal of your choice with same procedure. To make the dish spicier, add some curry powder.