Punjabi Dal | How to make Punjabi Dal

By Kesha Desai  |  10th Jun 2017  |  
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About Punjabi Dal Recipe

Spicy, flavourful and irresistibly delicious dal.

Punjabi Dal is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Punjabi Dal is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Punjabi Dal by Kesha Desai will help you to prepare the perfect Punjabi Dal in your kitchen at home. Punjabi Dal needs 20 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Punjabi Dal. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Punjabi Dal. In case you have any questions on how to make the Punjabi Dal you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Kesha Desai. Punjabi Dal will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Punjabi Dal

Ingredients to make Punjabi Dal

  • 2 cups black gram dal
  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 7 to 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 small ginger
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt as per taste
  • coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make Punjabi Dal

  1. Wash dal in a running water till the water is clear.
  2. Pressure cook it by adding salt till 4 to 5 whistle.
  3. Let it cool.
  4. Take roughly chopped onion, tomato, garlic, green chilly and ginger in a mixer jar. Blend it well by adding water and prepare a puree.
  5. Take a deep vessel and add ghee or oil to it. Keep the flame to medium to prevent burning of spices and mixture.
  6. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.let it splutter.
  7. Add bay leaves, and with a quick stir add prepared puree.
  8. Stir it continuously on a medium flame till the mixture reduces to a dry paste.
  9. Add all the spices to the dry mixture along with little water and stir it nicely.
  10. Cover it with a lid and let it simmer for about 10 mins.
  11. Check the consistency and now add dal to the prepared mixture by adding 3 cups of water or as required.
  12. Add salt and stir it nicely. Cover it with a lid and let it cook for about 10 mins on a medium flame.
  13. Once you see that it has reached a boiling point open the lid and stir it nicely. I recommend to stir in between to prevent the sticking and burning process.
  14. Switch off the flame and garnish it with coriander leaves.
  15. Enjoy Punjabi dal with plain rice or paratha.

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