Lehsooni Dal | How to make Lehsooni Dal

By BetterButter Editorial  |  2nd Sep 2015  |  
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About Lehsooni Dal Recipe

This is a dal where the pungent flavours of garlic really stand out. While it isn't everyone's cup of tea, this dal is stellar with some steamed rice and pickle

Lehsooni Dal

Ingredients to make Lehsooni Dal

  • 1/2 cup arhar dal or pigeon pea
  • 1/4 cup moong dal or yellow lentil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 cloves of garlic smashed
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 cups of water
  • sat to taste
  • For the tempering
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • 4 cloves of garlic sliced
  • A handful of coriander leaves
  • lemon juice to taste

How to make Lehsooni Dal

  1. Soak both the dals together for half an hour.
  2. In a pressure cooker add the dals, water, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, bay leaf, two cloves of smashed garlic and the red chilli powder as well as the tomatoes
  3. Pressure cook for two whistles and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Let the cooker cool and then open.
  4. Turn the heat back on and make sure the lentils are cooked through. Keep in on simmer and start making the tempering.
  5. Heat the ghee in a small kadhai, add the mustard seeds to it and let them splutter and then add the cumin seeds .
  6. Now add the whole red chillies and garlic to it. Saute until the garlic is brown. Turn off the heat
  7. Add the tempering to the dal. Adjust the seasoning. Squeeze in a bit of lime and add the coriander leaves to it.

Reviews for Lehsooni Dal (2)

Preeti Anand2 years ago


Kamal Singh Rawlot3 years ago