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Daily Dal

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A simple dal that can be made daily.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Daily Dal

Main Ingredients

Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal),, Salt




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), soaked
    1/2 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Green chillies
  • Ginger
    1/2 inch piece
  • Onions
    2 medium
  • Tomato
    1 medium
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Asafoetida
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried red chillies, broken
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
    2 tablespoons


Step 1

Drain and put dal in a pressure cooker. Add 2 cups water, salt and turmeric powder.

Step 2

Break green chillies and roughly chop ginger and add.

Step 3

Close the cooker with lid and cook under pressure till 2-3 whistles are given out.

Step 4

Chop onions roughly and chop tomato.

Step 5

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds and mustard seeds.

Step 6

When the seeds splutter, add onions and red chillies and sauté till fragrant.

Step 7

Open the lid of the cooker when the pressure reduces completely.

Step 8

Whisk well with a ladle so that the dal gets slightly mashed.

Step 9

Add tomatoes to the pan and sauté till they soften. Add this to the dal and mix well.

Step 10

Pour into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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