06 January 2015


Not in a mood to cook, literally i end up with dal n roti for dinner.. There would be pickle and curd to go along with this.. 

Picked up a pkt of Navratan dal mix it came with mixed lentils.. Thoor dhal, Channa dhal, Moong dhal, Moong Chilka, Whole Masoor, Urad dhal, Masoor Malka, Masoor dhal and Urad chilka. This mixture of dals is definitely a healthy one.. 

You can try any of these Roti / Phulka variety to go with this dal.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves: 4

What you need:
Navratan dal - 1 cup
Onion - 1 no,finely chopped
Green Chilli - 1 no
Garlic - 2 pods
Tomato - 1 no,finely chopped
Oil + ghee - 1/2 tbsp each
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Dry Red chilli - 2 nos
Salt - 1 tsp
Asafoetida/ hing a pinch
Fresh coriander leaves : to garnish
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp

How to make:
Soak the dals for 15 mins and pressure cook with turmeric powder and green chillies for 5 hisses, once cooled add half cup water and mash the dal and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan add onion, garlic n saute until it turns golden. Add tomatoes and cook till they soften and add dal mixture into this. 

Take tempering pan heat ghee add mustard, cumin once it cracks add red chillies, hing, saute well and pour over the dal.

Simmer the dal for 3 mins switch off the heat and garnish with fresh coriander and lemon juice and serve hot!!


  1. One such long post from u. Seems mil props are going on for shot
    I love any dal. Pickle dal roti my favorite combo

  2. yummy dal,love this comfort and nutritious dal with chapathi..

  3. fabulously flavoured looks wonderful

  4. 100% healthy and Yummy Navaratna dal...well captured pics to explain the recipe...

  5. So yummy!!! Well presented as usual!

  6. dal is always comfort meal... when not in a mood... looks so good...

  7. healthy dal and wonderful clicks kalpana..

  8. Dal looks awesome.. such a comfort food..

  9. nice recipe...and quite healthy

  10. This should be ideal on a cold and wintry day.The pictures have come out exceedingly well.