Dal Amritsari

Spicy black and bengal gram dal flavoured with coriender leaves.

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Dal Amritsari
Main Ingredients Split bengal gram, Split black gram
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 1.30-2 hour
Cook time 51-60 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dal Amritsari

  • 1/2 cup Split bengal gram
  • 1/2 cup Split black gram
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 inch piece Ginger chopped
  • 3 Green chilli chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons Pure ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 medium Onion chopped
  • Tomato chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Mix the two dals and soak in four cups of water for one hour. Drain. Place the soaked dals in a pan with four cups of water, salt to taste, turmeric powder, half the ginger and green chillies.
  2. Cover and cook over low heat till the dals are soft. Stir well with a ladle to mix the dals without mashing them.
  3. Heat the ghee and butter in a kadai; add the cumin seeds, remaining ginger and green chillies. Stir and add the onion and sauté till light brown. Add the tomatoes and sauté till the tomatoes soften. Add the chilli powder and sauté for half a minute. Add t
  4. Simmer for a few minutes and serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

Nutrition Info

Calories 981
Carbohydrates 150.2
Protein 49.5
Fat 20.4
Other Fiber Fiber- 36.2gm