Lehsooni Dal | How to make Lehsooni Dal

By BetterButter Editorial  |  2nd Sep 2015  |  
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About Lehsooni Dal Recipe

This is a dal where the pungent flavours of garlic really stand out. While it isn't everyone's cup of tea, this dal is stellar with some steamed rice and pickle

Lehsooni Dal is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by BetterButter Editorial teaches how to make Lehsooni Dal step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Lehsooni Dal in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Lehsooni Dal at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Lehsooni Dal takes few minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Lehsooni Dal is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Lehsooni Dal is a good option for you. The flavour of Lehsooni Dal is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Lehsooni Dal and impress your family and friends.

Lehsooni Dal

Ingredients to make Lehsooni Dal

  • 1/2 cup arhar dal or pigeon pea
  • 1/4 cup moong dal or yellow lentil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 cloves of garlic smashed
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 cups of water
  • sat to taste
  • For the tempering
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • 4 cloves of garlic sliced
  • A handful of coriander leaves
  • lemon juice to taste

How to make Lehsooni Dal

  1. Soak both the dals together for half an hour.
  2. In a pressure cooker add the dals, water, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, bay leaf, two cloves of smashed garlic and the red chilli powder as well as the tomatoes
  3. Pressure cook for two whistles and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Let the cooker cool and then open.
  4. Turn the heat back on and make sure the lentils are cooked through. Keep in on simmer and start making the tempering.
  5. Heat the ghee in a small kadhai, add the mustard seeds to it and let them splutter and then add the cumin seeds .
  6. Now add the whole red chillies and garlic to it. Saute until the garlic is brown. Turn off the heat
  7. Add the tempering to the dal. Adjust the seasoning. Squeeze in a bit of lime and add the coriander leaves to it.

Reviews for Lehsooni Dal (11)

Preeti Anand3 months ago


Kamal Singh Rawlot6 months ago


Shushma sharma6 months ago

Very tasty

Sharmila Mitra6 months ago

It is very tasty.

indira rath7 months ago


Deepa Niraj10 months ago

Dals are my favorite, will surely try this.

Ritu Gaur Sharmaa year ago


Simantini Sanyal chaudhuria year ago

nice one ..different.. :)

debdatta mitraa year ago


Poonam Grover2 years ago


Suchitra Shah2 years ago