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Amritsari dal recipe | Punjabi Amritsari dal | langarwali dal | healthy Amritsari dal | with 24 amazing images.
Amritsari dal, as the name suggests is a dal from the city of Amritsar in North India. Prepared with whole black lentils or whole urad, this Punjabi Amritsari dal is ready in a jiffy when cooked in a pressure cooker, without compromising on the taste. Dal Amritsari makes a protein rich dish as both, chana dal and urad dal are rich in protein.
North-indian cuisine is wholesome and rich with generous use of dairy products. Be it their sabzis, dal or desserts, everything is simply delicious and finger-licking good! So, we have got you a super luscious recipe Dal amritsari also known as langarwali dal.
This langarwali dal is a popular langar food ( food charity) served at different Gurudwar’s. One has deep respect for the Sikh’s who serve langar food with warmth, grace and gratitude.
Dal Amritsari is one common preparation of Punjab, which is cooked on day-to-day basis. To get the perfect taste, you need to cook Punjabi Amritsari dal on a slow flame, it requires slow cooking.
There are different versions of making Amritsari dal and this is our version of making it. Also, the ingredients used in making of this recipe are basic, which are available in every Indian household pantry.
A tadka or tempering is prepared for this Punjabi Amritsari dal with tomatoes onions and a blend of Punjabi spices. No Punjabi dal is complete without the use of some Punjabi garam masalas. Serve hot garnished with some chopped coriander or butter.
See why we think this is a healthy Amritsari dal ? Made mainly from chilkewali urad dal and chana dal which are both healthy. 1 cup of cooked chilkewali urad dal gives 69.30% of folic acid of your daily requirement of folate. One cup of cooked Chana Dal provides 33% of your protein for the day. Chana dal is heart and diabetic friendly, also rich in fiber.
Serve with parathas like Aloo Methi Parathas, Jalebi Paratha, Punjabi Reshmi Paratha, Paneer and Vegetable Paratha or Paushtic Parathas.
Enjoy Amritsari dal recipe | Punjabi Amritsari dal | langarwali dal | healthy Amritsari dal | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
- To make dal amritsari, clean, wash and soak the urad dal and chana dal in enough water for 1 hour.
- Drain well using a strainer.
- In a pressure cooker, add the soaked dal, turmeric powder, salt and 2 cups of water.
- Mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle add the ginger, green chillies and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the chilli powder, coriander powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the cooked dal and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve the dal amritsari hot garnished with coriander.
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For making the Dal Amritsari (Punjabi Amritsari dal), clean and wash the urad dal and chana dal. Both chana dal and urad dal are rich in protein and this simple preparation is a great way to consume it.
Soak the dals in enough water.
Cover with a lid and keep aside for 1 hour.In fact, you can even soak them over-night to give a really softer, mushy texture.
Drain well using a strainer.
In a pressure cooker, add the soaked dals.
Also, add turmeric powder, salt.
Add 2 cups of water.
Mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles or till the dals are cooked and soft.
Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside. Be careful so that you don’t burn yourself with the steam.
Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan. You can even make use of oil but, ghee enhances the overall flavor of the Dal Amritsari.
Once the ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds.
When the seeds crackle add the ginger.
Furthermore, add green chillies and garlic. I love freshly pounding the condiments using a mortar and pestle. I would suggest you do the same to add freshness to your food preparation.
Sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add the tomatoes.
Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally or till the oil starts leaving the mixture slightly.
Add the chilli powder.
Add the coriander powder and salt. We even added salt while cooking the dals so be careful while adding this time.
Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add the cooked dal.
Add about ¼ cup of water. The langarwali dal, Dal Amritsari (Punjabi Amritsari dal) is generally thick in consistency. You can add more or less water to adjust the consistency as per your requirement.
Mix the Dal Amritsari (Punjabi Amritsari dal) well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Also you can lightly mash the dal with the back of the spoon to give it a creamy texture.
Serve the dal Amritsari recipe | Punjabi Amritsari dal | langarwali dal | hot garnished with coriander.
Dal makhani, Punjabi dal tadka, dal fry are some popular dal prepartions like Amratsari Dal that you would enjoy!
Dal Amritsari for weight loss, diabetics and heart. Yes, Punjabi Amritsari Dal is healthy for you. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. Green peas are good for weight loss, good source of vegetarian protein, has insoluble fibre to relieve constipation. So enjoy this Dal Amritsari with healthy options like bajra roti, jowar roti, radish nachni roti recipe or basic ragi roti recipe.
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