Punjabi Dal | How to make Punjabi Dal

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ByKesha Desai
Created on 10th Jun 2017
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About Punjabi Dal

Spicy, flavourful and irresistibly delicious dal.

Punjabi Dal is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Punjabi. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Punjabi Dal is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Punjabi Dal at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 20 minute for the preparation and 30 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Punjabi Dal by Kesha Desai in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Punjabi Dal at your home without any difficulties. Punjabi Dal is one of the representative dishes of Punjabi which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves3People
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.
My Tip: Flavours of Punjab

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