Sanjeev Kapoor

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Sweet and sour dal cooked with assorted vegetables.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4


Main Ingredients

Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Split Bengal gram (chana dal)




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking


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  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked
    1/2 cup
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked
    2 tablespoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Potato
    1 medium
  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu)
    50 grams
  • Brinjals
    3-4 small
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Asafoetida
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch stick
  • Cloves
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Button red chillies (bor mirchi)
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Fresh mint leaves chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Jaggery (gur) grated
    2 teaspoons
  • Tamarind water
    3 teaspoons


Step 1

Put both the dals in a pressure cooker.

Step 2

Add three cups of water, salt and turmeric powder and cook under pressure for two to three whistles or till completely cooked.

Step 3

Chop the potato and pumpkin. Slit the brinjals into four without cutting through.

Step 4

Heat oil in a deep pan. Add asafoetida, cinnamon, cloves, mustard seeds, button red chillies, potato, red pumpkin, brinjals and salt.

Step 5

Stir, add a little water, cover and cook till the vegetables are done.

Step 6

Add coriander and mint leaves, red ch

Step 7

Add the dals and adjust seasoning.

Step 8

Let the mixture come to a boil.

Step 9

Serve hot with rice.

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