Dal Banjara | How to make Dal Banjara

By Amrita Iyer  |  11th Jul 2016  |  
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About Dal Banjara Recipe

Also called Langar Wali Dal, the recipe for this dal is a little different in the sense that we combine 2 kinds of Dals - Chilkewali Urad Dal (split white lentils with the black skin on) and Chana dal.Together they account for one of the best flavored Dal ever and is loved by anyone who tastes it!

Dal Banjara, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Dal Banjara is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Amrita Iyer. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Dal Banjara is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Dal Banjara recipe by Amrita Iyer. Dal Banjara can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Dal Banjara just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Dal Banjara can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Dal Banjara.

Dal Banjara

Ingredients to make Dal Banjara

  • 2/3 cup Chilkewali urad dal
  • 1/3 cup chana dal
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 medium onions – sliced
  • 2 medium green chillies – minced finely/1 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Clove powder/2 cloves (laung)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder/1 stick cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger – cut into thin strips (optional)
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • For tempering on top :
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp asafoetida (heeng)

How to make Dal Banjara

  1. Soak both the dals for 3 – 4 hours in 3 cups of water.Drain and add 3 cups of water,salt and Turmeric Powder and pressure cook for 4 – 5 whistles till both the Dals are fork tender.
  2. Heat ghee and oil in a pan and add sliced Onions,clove and cinnamon powders and saute till Onions turn translucent.Add the Ginger Garlic paste,minced Green chilli,coriander and black pepper powder and mix well.
  3. Saute for 1- 2 minutes and add the cooked dals.Mix well for the masala to coat the dals well.Cook for 5 minutes on medium – low and take off heat.
  4. For the tempering heat the 1 tbsp ghee and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.When the seeds turn brown add the red chilli powder.Fry for 2 – 3 seconds and pour over the dal.Garnish with chopped Coriander Leaves and Ginger strips.
  5. Serve Dal Banjara hot with steaming plain rice or roti or both!

Reviews for Dal Banjara (7)

Dev Siddharth Pratap Singha year ago

Amrita Iyer
a year ago
Thanks Dev Siddharth Pratap Singh!
Amrita Iyer
a year ago
Thanks Dev Siddharth Pratap Singh!

Tiwari Mohinia year ago

Wow thank you for Recipe
Amrita Iyer
a year ago
Thanks dear Tiwari Mohini

Kumud Chauhan2 years ago

Awesome recipe.Thank u Amrita
Amrita Iyer
a year ago
Thanks dear Kumud Chauhan

krishna v3 years ago


Hetal Rana3 years ago

wow nice recipe
Amrita Iyer
a year ago
Thanks dear Hetal Rana

Amrita Iyer3 years ago

Thanks Bindiya :blush:

Bindiya Sharma3 years ago

delicious comfort food Amrita!
Amrita Iyer
a year ago
Thanks dear Bindiya

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