Mixed Kali Dal Recipe - A spicy dal preparation with a combination of urad dal, rajma and chana dal

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Main Ingredients : Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal), Red kidney beans (rajma)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Mixed Kali Dal

Mixed Kali Dal Recipe - How to make Mixed Kali Dal


Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 1/4 cup

  • Red kidney beans (rajma) 3 tablespoons

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 3 tablespoons

  • Ginger peeled 3 one-inch pieces

  • Garlic peeled 7-8 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 2 tablespoons

  • Desi ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Whole dry red chillies broken into 2 3

  • Tomato puree 1 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped a few sprigs

  • Fresh cream 1/4 cup


Step 1

Soak together whole urad, rajmah and chana dal in four cups of water for eight hours. Cut two pieces of ginger into julienne and grind the remaining piece with garlic to a fine paste.

Step 2

Take the soaked dals in a pressure cooker, add ginger julienne, salt, red chilli powder, close the lid and cook on high heat till two whistles are given out. Lower the heat and cook for about fifteen minutes. For tadka, heat ghee and butter in a pan.

Step 3

Add cumin seeds, chopped onion and sauté. Add red chillies, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for two minutes. Add tomato puree and mix. Add garam masala powder to the tadka and mix. Add the cooked dals and mash them a little.

Step 4

Add chopped coriander leaves, cream and mix again. Put the lid of the pressure cooker and cook again till one whistle is given out. Serve piping hot.

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