Aloo Dal | How to make Aloo Dal

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About Aloo Dal

My mom always used to say, "anyone can cook an elaborate dish because it is preplanned. What is really tricky is to rustle up something with the minimum available ingredients, simple yet tasty. Today I'm sharing one such recipe, made with minimum ingredients, can be prepared in a jiffy and is yummy to the core. Dal without dal, that's Aloo Dal, let's embark on yet another culinary journey.

The delicious and mouthwatering Aloo Dal is a famous dish of Indian and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Aloo Dal is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Aloo Dal. Rina Vora shared this Aloo Dal recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Aloo Dal. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Aloo Dal recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People
Aloo Dal

Ingredients to make Aloo Dal

  • Potatoes 3 medium
  • Tomatoes 3 medium
  • Ginger 1 inch piece
  • Garlic 4-5 cloves
  • Green Chillies 2 ( chillies can be added according to taste )
  • Turmeric Powder/Haldi 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil/ghee 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds/Jeera 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies 1-2
  • Water 2 cups (quantity can be altered as per desired consistency )
  • chopped coriander leaves 1 tbsp

How to make Aloo Dal

  1. Wash and halve potatoes, wash the tomatoes and cut into chunks. Wash and peel ginger, garlic, chop roughly. Also chop the green chillies roughly.
  2. Put all of the above in a pressure cooker, add 2 cups water, salt and turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. The potatoes should turn mushy. Let the mixture cool, you can add cold water or ice cubes to hasten the cooling.
  3. Now blend the mixture in a mixer or a hand blender to a smooth puree. You can sieve the puree if you want, I do not as all the fibre is thus lost.
  4. Adjust the consistency, add water if required. Adjust salt. Bring to a boil, lower the flame while we prepare the tempering.
  5. Heat oil/ghee, add cumin seeds, when they splutter add dry red chillies. Stir and pour over the aloo dal. Sprinkle chopped coriander and cover the vessel for five minutes. Serve with rice/bread of your choice.
  6. Let
My Tip: Lime juice can be added for that extra tang. 1 tsp of the same should do the trick. I sometimes add 2 tbsp fresh, whipped curd to the aloo dal and cook on sim for 2-3 minutes. Bhindi/Okra and Tendli/Ivy Gourd stir fried with regular masalas, roti/rice make this a yummy meal. This preparation goes very well with Gujarati masala poori.

Reviews for Aloo Dal (1)

Hema Mallik2 months ago
simple yet different...