Spicy Mixed Dal

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With five protein-rich dals, this spicy mixed dal version combines curds and traditional spices to give a tangy, spicy, delectable accompaniment for parathas and rotis. This dal can be prepared easily and quickly, but remember to soak them together for an hour to ensure uniform cooking.

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Spicy Mixed Dal recipe - How to make Spicy Mixed Dal

Soaking Time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Wash all the dals. Soak for 1 hour and then drain.
  2. Combine the dals, 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the garam masala, chilli powder and coriander-cumin seeds powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes.
  8. Add the curds and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  9. Add the dals, mix well and cook on a slow flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve hot with rotis or parathas.

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Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 08 Oct 16 08:57 PM

Dear mam, Basically I''m from north East India ( mizo) . First time I cook for my family... N they loved it very much. Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Aeilish, Thank you very much for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
10 Oct 16 08:52 AM
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 10 Jul 16 11:40 AM

Hey! I''m a student and fond of cooking.pls tell me that how much of water required in 3 bowl of daal in cooker..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Priyanshul, 3 cups of dal would be a lot. Are you making for a lot of people??
11 Jul 16 09:55 AM
Priyanshul Bharadwaj    Yes,only for 6 people :D
18 Jul 16 09:50 PM
Tarla Dalal    Hi, for only 6 people 3 bowl dal would be a lot, just follow the show servings box on the recipe page, it will help you...
19 Jul 16 08:56 AM
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 01 Feb 16 09:17 PM

Hi mam ,I also made this recipe, my husband and my daughters loved it. Thanks ???
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Naina. We are delighted you loved the mixed dal recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
02 Feb 16 09:19 AM
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 16 Jan 16 03:26 PM

I made this recipe , me and my 4 yrs old son loved it . Its awosome :) Thnx alot
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Amna. Glad to know you liked the Mixed Dal recipe.
18 Jan 16 09:49 AM
Spicy Mixed Dal
 on 13 Feb 15 03:53 PM

Love this recipe. I just made it. tastes awesome!