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Easy Punjabi Dal Recipe

Easy Punjabi Dal is a popular Indian Breakfast
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1/2 cup - urad dal, with skin
  • 1/4 cup - Channa dal
  • 1/4 cup - Red kidney beans
  • 2 - Onions
  • 3 - Tomatoes
  • 8-10 Cloves - Garlic
  • 2-3 - Green chillies
  • 1 tbsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp - cumin powder
  • 1.5 cups - fresh Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp - kasuri Methi
  • 3 tbsp - Butter
  • 4 tbsp - oil
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Easy Punjabi Dal:

    1. Clean, wash and soak urad dal, channa dal and kidney beans in sufficient water for at least six hours.
    2. Peel and finely chop onions and garlic. Wash, remove stem and finely chop green chillies.
    3. Wash and finely chop tomatoes. Wash and chop coriander leaves.
    4. Drain soaked dals, add 6 cups water and pressure-cook for half an hour or until the dals are completely cooked.
    5. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic, stir-fry briefly till golden brown.
    6. Add chopped onion, slit green chillies and saute for four to five minutes or until the onion is golden brown in colour.
    7. Add red chilli powder, cumin powder and stir-fry briefly. Add chopped tomatoes and cook on high heat for three to four minutes, stirring continuously. Stir in the cooked dals and butter and mix well.
    8. Add salt, chopped coriander leaves and cook dal for 10 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
    9. Crush kasuri methi between the palms, sprinkle on the dals and serve hot.


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