Dal Bahar Recipe - A simple yet nutritious dish – dal cooked with vegetables and spices .

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal),

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Dal Bahar

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Dal Bahar Recipe - How to make Dal Bahar


Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 3/4 cup

  • Carrot 1/2 inch pieces1 medium

  • French beans 1/2 inch pieces3-4

  • Drumstick 2 inch pieces1

  • Cauliflower separated into florets1/4 small

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Asafoetida optional a pinch

  • Green chillies slit1-2

  • Garlic chopped5-6 cloves

  • Ginger chopped1 inch piece

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped2 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Soak dal in two cups of water for an hour.

Step 2

Heat oil in a cooker. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, slit green chillies, garlic and ginger. Sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add carrots, French beans, drumstick and soaked dal and mix. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sufficient water and bring to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, add cauliflower, coriander leaves and lemon juice.

Step 4

Stir and put the lid of the cooker on. Cook under pressure till one whistle. Switch off the heat, open the pressure cooker lid only when all the steam has ceased in it. Mix lightly with the back of the round spoon.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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