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Name of this dal definitely sounds very royal and elegant. That’s what I thought when I saw this on Tarla Dalal’s weekly newsletter with Pressure Cooker recipes. My son loves dal and so I made it right away. What’s not to like about smooth, creamy and mildly spiced dal which goes well with both rice and rotis.

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Darbaari Dal Yum
Darbaari Dal
Course side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup Masoor dal (Red lentils)
  • 1/3 cup Moong dal
  • 3 tbsps Toor dal (Kandi pappu)
  • 1 Onion – medium, finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes – medium, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic + paste
  • 2 tsps Methi Kasoori
  • pinch Turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder Red
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsps Yogurt
  • 2 tbsps Cream
  • to taste Salt
Course side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup Masoor dal (Red lentils)
  • 1/3 cup Moong dal
  • 3 tbsps Toor dal (Kandi pappu)
  • 1 Onion – medium, finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes – medium, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic + paste
  • 2 tsps Methi Kasoori
  • pinch Turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder Red
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsps Yogurt
  • 2 tbsps Cream
  • to taste Salt
Darbaari Dal
Instructions
  1. Rinse dals and soak them in water for about an hour.
  2. Heat 2tsp oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds; once the seeds start to sputter, add kasoori methi and onions and cook until translucent. Add g+g paste and cook for another minute.
  3. Next add the tomatoes and all the powders and salt; cook until tomatoes turn mushy.
  4. Next add the soaked dals; mix well to coat them with the spices.
  5. Add 2½ cups of hot water; close the lid and cook for 3 whistles on high. Lower the flame and cook for 1 more whistle.
  6. Wait till the pressure releases, open the lid and stir in the yogurt and cream. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Serve hot with steamed rice or roti.
Recipe Notes

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10 thoughts on “Darbaari Dal”

  1. The name is really catchy Pavani 🙂 I’ve been making a lot of dal lately and this will be a nice change of taste with the kasoori methi. I am currently in the channa dal phase, will move on to the trio now 🙂

  2. Pavani, this is a completely delicious, and healthy dal. We all know that dal contains proteins that are great to maintain excellent health, and you’ve hit the nail on the head, theoretically speaking. Good healthy dishes will keep off the food cravings, while at the same time helping you maintain your ideal weight and fight off the various obesity related diseases rampant today. For some expert tips and suggestions on healthy eating habits visit our blog at http://knorratseven.blogspot.com/.

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