I have written a recipe about dal before but this one is slightly different as this is thicker and I have used different spices.
- ½ cup red lentils
- ½ cup brown lentils
- 1 pinch turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1 medium red onion finely chopped
- ½ inch ginger crushed
- 6 garlic cloves crushed
- 2 dry red chilies
- 1 teaspoon methi, crushed
- 1 large tomato finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
- ½ teaspoon coriander powder
- ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
- ½ to ⅔ cup water or add as required
- salt as required
- 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- ½ inch cinnamon stick
- 2 to 3 cloves
- 2 green cardamoms
- 1 bay leaf
- In a pressure cooker, pour all lentils and add 1 teaspoon salt, a pinch of turmeric powder and add 2 cups water.
- Cook for 15 minutes on a low to medium flame.
- When cooked, the lentils should be soft. Lightly mash and keep aside.
- In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon ghee and add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamoms and bay leaf to the pan and sauté them till they crackle and become fragrant.
- Add turmeric powder, ginger garlic and fry for a few minutes.
- Now add the chopped onions and fry till the onions turn light golden brown.
- Add chilli and methi and stir for a minute.
- Add the chopped tomatoes; stir and sauté till the tomatoes soften.
- Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and mix with the rest of the onion-tomato masala.
- Add the cooked dal and mix well.
- Add water and stir very well and season with salt as required.
- Simmer the dal on a low flame till the dal thickens a bit. Keep on stirring the dal at intervals so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
- When the dal is done, switch off the flame, add chopped coriander leaves .
Take care and have a great weekend.
M from nepaliaustralian
I asked if you needed to put water with the beans in a previous comment, which I don’t know whether it got published. Stupid question because I see that you have mentioned it there!
Pressure cookers terrify me! How many servings can a cup of beans be? Especially red kidney beans.
Nothing stupid for asking at all. 🙂
For us, a cup serves at least 4-5 people.
When you’re cooking the beans in the pressure cooker at the first, do you need water? I’m really afraid of pressure cookers and have always put aside attempting to cook daal or beans.
Other than that, thank you for the recipe. I hope I can try it soon!
Sorry for late reply. Yes you need water but not a lot.
Wow this made me sooooo hungry sooo fast! 😀 😀
It’s an easy recipe. You should try 🙂
looks yummmy… I make daal all the time
I try to make it a lot these days too as Chhori loves it 🙂
I love daal I’ll have to try your recipe it looks amazing!! 😍😍😍
I’ve never had dal cooked this way. It’s like dal cooked like tarkari 😃
Yes and very thick so can be good dish with rice or roti when you are lazy. I am loving it these days.
I always look forward to your posts. I always feel good to see how Indian and Nepali culture are so similar..
Thank you so much. There are lots of similarities for sure .
yummy! i like the new header, did you do a photoshoot? i hope you write a post about it and share more pics of your trip 🙂
Thank you Sam. I have been writing about our trip to Nepal. Will write more soon 🙂
Thank you . It is easy and quick too.