Dal Bahar

A simple yet nutritious dish – dal cooked with vegetables and spices . This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Dal Bahar
Main Ingredients Split pigeon pea, Carrots
Cuisine Indian
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 51-60 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dal Bahar

  • 3/4 cup Split pigeon pea
  • Carrots
  • 1 medium Carrot 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3-4 French beans 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 Drumstick 2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 small Cauliflower separated into florets
  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 6-8 Curry leaves
  • a pinch Asafoetida optional
  • 1-2 Green chillies slit
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 inch piece Ginger chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice


  1. Soak dal in two cups of water for an hour.
  2. Heat oil in a cooker. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, slit green chillies, garlic and ginger. Sauté for a minute.
  3. Add carrots, French beans, drumstick and soaked dal and mix. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sufficient water and bring to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, add cauliflower, coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  4. Stir and put the lid of the cooker on. Cook under pressure till one whistle. Switch off the heat, open the pressure cooker lid only when all the steam has ceased in it. Mix lightly with the back of the round spoon.
  5. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 415.3
Carbohydrates 42.45
Protein 16.42
Fat 17.105
Other Fiber 6.79