How to make Tri Colour Dal

This recipe is contributed by Member DR DUKHI RATHA.

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल), Fresh green peas (ताज़े हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Tri Colour Dal Recipe Card

Tri Colour Dal

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Tri Colour Dal checkout Keoti Dal, Dal Dhokli, Methiwali Arhar Dal, Mysuru Rasam . You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Moong Curry, Konkani Palak Ambat, Sindhi Kadhi, Khattu Mag.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tri Colour Dal Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1 cup

  • Fresh green peas 1/2 cup

  • Onion 1 small

  • Green chilli split and lightly fried 2

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoon

  • Red capsicum chopped 1

  • Yellow capsicum chopped 1

  • Green capsicum chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • coriander leaves for garnish


Step 1

Pressure cook the dal till done. Remove and allow it to cool.

Step 2

Heat a non stick pan. Dry roast the cumin seeds, add onion, chillies and ginger garlic paste. Saute well for two minutes.

Step 3

Add tomato, peas, all three capsicums and sauté well. Add 1 cup water and salt. Allow the mixture to boil well.

Step 4

Add turmeric powder and mix. Add the cooked dal and boil again.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.