How to make Langarwali Dal- Sk Khazana -

This dal is a must in the menu that is served in all gurudwaras – simply irresistible

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Whole black gram (sabut urad) (साबुत उड़द), Bengal gram (chana) (चना)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Langarwali Dal- Sk Khazana

Langarwali Dal- Sk Khazana Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : Cooking Time

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Langarwali Dal- Sk Khazana Recipe

  • Whole black gram (sabut urad) 1 1/2 cups

  • Bengal gram (chana) 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1 1/4 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Garlic cloves 6-8

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons + for drizzling

  • Cumin seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Tomatoes roughly chopped 2 medium

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Wash whole black gram and Bengal gram separately 2-3 times and soak with sufficient water for 6-8 hours.

Step 2

Transfer whole black gram and Bengal gram into a pressure cooker, add ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder and salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook under pressure till 6-7 whistles are given out.

Step 3

Meanwhile, slice onion. Break and put green chillies in a mortar, add garlic cloves and ginger into a mortar and pound to a coarse paste with the pestle.

Step 4

Heat ghee in a deep pan, add cumin seeds and let them change colour. Add onions, mix and sauté till golden. Add pounded paste, mix and sauté for 1 minute or till raw smells disappear.

Step 5

Add tomatoes and mix. Add remaining turmeric powder, remaining red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder, mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes on low heat. Add 1½ cups water, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Open the cooker once the pressure has reduced completely and transfer the gram mixture into the pan and mix well. Adjust salt and mash the grams with a wooden churner. Add coriander leaves, mix and take the pan off the heat.

Step 7

Transfer the dal into serving bowl and drizzle ghee on top. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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