Monday, November 05, 2007


This is a recipe from rajasthan.i'm bored of the same south indian dals i cook frequently.i got this recipe from sanjeev kapoor's" khana khazana" book.i loved the spicy taste of it .and the specality in this is using 5 dals masoor dal,moong dal,toovar dal,urad dal,chana dal.

chilli powder
1/4 cup each of masoor,moong,urad,toovar,chana dals
green chillies 3
ginger 1 inch piece
garlic 2 pods
1/2 tomato
garam masala 1 teaspoon
onions 1/2 cup
cilantro a hand full
dhania powder 1/2 teaspoon
cloves 4
pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon
jeera 1 teaspoon
turmeric 1/4 teaspoon

in a mortar or grinder grind green chillies,ginger and garlic into a fine paste

cook the dals with water and turmeric.
In a pan add oil and make tadka with jeera and cloves
fry onions till light brown.
add ground paste and fry for 2 min.
add tomatoes and fry till oil comes out.
add cilantro.
add this curry to the dal.

add red chilli powder,garam masala ,dhania powder,pepper powder and salt. cook for 5 minutes,stirring it .

serve hot with chapati and raitha.

yogurt with tomatoes,keera,cilantro,mint,jeera and methi powder,salt.


Hima said...

I wish you were my neighbor. I love trying different dals and my husband does not eat any other dal except for toor dal. I am also sick, but have no other chance. huh! Love your dal and I will enjoy by just watching :(

Anonymous said...

Your recipes are simply awesome,worth trying.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice looking dal Shanthi...will give it a try one day :-)

Kribha said...

I have never tried this before and pics look so good. Thanks for sharing it. Will try it sometime.

TBC said...


Ramya's Mane Adige said...

This recipe is indeed very different!!!! Will try it out some time.. thanx!:)

Laavanya said...

What a great recipe for dhals.. different and tasty. Will try one of these days and let you know. The yogurt in your pic. looks so thick and creamy.

Namratha said...

Panchratan daal, love it! I learnt this from a Rajasthani friend not too long ago..:)

Nags said...

lovely recipe. so healthy too..

Rajitha said...

yum! the dal looks making mixed dals :)

KayKat said...

As I was reading this post, I realized that I've never made a mixed daal with urad, though I mix the others often.

Thanks for the idea!