Lehsooni Dal | How to make Lehsooni Dal

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ByBetterButter Editorial
Created on 2nd Sep 2015
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About Lehsooni Dal

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, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Lehsooni Dal is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Lehsooni Dal has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by BetterButter Editorial is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Lehsooni Dal, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Lehsooni Dal. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by BetterButter Editorial. The recipe of Lehsooni Dalis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Lehsooni Dal is 30 minute. This recipe of Lehsooni Dal is perfect to serve 4. Lehsooni Dal is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People
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 (10)

Kamal Singh Rawlot2 months ago

Shushma sharma2 months ago
Very tasty

Sharmila Mitra3 months ago
It is very tasty.

indira rath3 months ago

Deepa Niraj6 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