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!
Picture courtesy: http://www.ristoranteindianoashoka.it(nice pic)