Langarwali Dal


This dal has a lot of significance as it is cooked as a part of langar in Gurudwara’s. They always taste absolutely heavenly as the food & the cooks are surely blessed to deliver such great delicious meals to one and all. It is called langar wali dal or Amritsari dal or Mah chole ki dal.

As I always liked this dal, I wanted to try and cook it, I got a recipe from a friends family and tried it and yes I was pretty close to that taste, so I tried few more times and could get the taste I always liked & remembered.

Here is a very simple recipe for all you to try and taste the utterly delicious Langar ki Dal  cooked in your own kitchen.

This dal is cooked used Bengal gram (chana dal) & black split dal (urad chilka) with a nice tempering in ghee. The taste is yum!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

20 mins                    30 mins                     50 mins                     3-4 Serving


Chana Dal – ½ cup

Black urad dal split – 1 cup

Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)

Tomato – medium 2 (pureed)

Ginger – ½ teaspoon

Garlic clove – 1 chopped

Green chili – 1 (finely chopped)

Fresh green coriander – 3 tablespoon

Salt per taste

Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon

Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

Red chili powder – ¼ teaspoon

Garam masala powder – ¼ teaspoon

Water – 3 cups

Oil – ½ teaspoon

Ghee – 3 tablespoon


  • Mix and clean, wash dals and soak it for 1-2 hours.
  • Now pressure-cook them with water, salt & turmeric & few drops of oil. Cook for 25-30 minutes. Take off heat.
  • Now heat ghee in a wok or pan and add cumin seeds, when they crackle, add onion, ginger, green chili & garlic, fry till onions start to become brown, then add tomato puree, red chili powder & garam masala powder. Fry for 5-7 minutes till oil starts to separate from masala.
  • Now add the cooked dal to the pan and mix well. Simmer on low heat for 5-6 minutes so that the tempering and the dal blend together well.
  • Garnish with green coriander.

Note: This dal can be served with roti, chapatti or rice. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!

Picture courtesy: pic)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s