How to make Daily Dal -

A simple dal that can be made daily.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

For more recipes related to Daily Dal checkout Dal Dhokli. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like VEGAN DAL FRY-SK Khazana Dal Pakhtooni Kadla Tomato Saar

Daily Dal

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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. 

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.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.