Punjabi mix dal (Ma cholyan dal) | How to make Punjabi mix dal (Ma cholyan dal)

By Kanwaljeet Chhabra  |  20th Nov 2015  |  
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Punjabi mix dal (Ma cholyan dal)by Kanwaljeet Chhabra
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About Punjabi mix dal (Ma cholyan dal) Recipe

Dals are a staple food of indian cuisine. This recipe is a punjabi cuisine delicacy. I'am emotionally attached to this recipe because this is my mother's favourite and everyone at home loves it too.

Punjabi mix dal (Ma cholyan dal)

Ingredients to make Punjabi mix dal (Ma cholyan dal)

  • 1 cup chana dal (bengal gram split )
  • 1/2 cup urad dal (black gram skinned )
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • For tempering - 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 dry red chilli whole
  • 2 tbsp oil /clarified butter

How to make Punjabi mix dal (Ma cholyan dal)

  1. First soak the chana dal and urad dal separately for about 15 - 20 minutes.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add 2 cups of water and chana dal. Add salt and turmeric powder. Cook until 2 whistles and turn off the gas. Let it cool.
  3. Add soaked urad dal into the boiled chana dal, cook until 2 whistles.
  4. For tempering - take a pan, add oil or clarified butter into it. Once the oil begins to get hot, add cumin seeds and whole red chillies.
  5. When the cumin seeds start to crackle, add chopped garlic and saute for 3 - 4 minutes.
  6. Add chopped onion, saute it until onion becomes translucent. Now add green chilli and tomato into it.
  7. Cook until the tomato becomes tender or soft. Add red chilli powder, saute it and turn off the gas.
  8. Pour this tempering on the dal and the mix dal is ready.

Reviews for Punjabi mix dal (Ma cholyan dal) (3)

Manisha Chaturvedi3 months ago

It was amazing n yummy..
Kanwaljeet Chhabra
3 months ago
thanku so much

Suman Dutta8 months ago

Healthy and tasty. Thank you for the recipe.
Kanwaljeet Chhabra
8 months ago
my pleasure

Simantini Sanyal chaudhuri2 years ago

Kanwaljeet Chhabra
a year ago
thanku so much dear

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