How to make Daily Dal - A simple dal that can be made daily.

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

Main Ingredients : Split piegeon pea, Turmuric Powder

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Daily Dal

The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Daily Dal checkout Dal Dhokli. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Bhindi Kadhi, Cholar Dal, Peshawari Chana, Moong Curry.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Daily Dal Recipe

  • Split piegeon pea soaked 1/2 cup

  • Turmuric Powder to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2

  • 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 2-3

  • 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.