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Dal Mix Recipe

Mix Dal Recipe

Mix Dal Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 4


Dal Powder:

  • 1 cup Split Chickpeas
  • 1 cup Yellow Lentil
  • ¾ cup Red Lentil (Masoor Dal) 
  • 2 inches Dry Ginger

Dal Premix:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 5 Red Whole Chilies (Dried)
  • 10 Black Peppercorns
  • 4 Cloves 
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 7 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek
  • ¼ cup Coriander (Dry)
  • Dal powder
  • tbsp Salt 
  • 2 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 cup Dal Mix
  • 1 litre Water 


  • In a pan roast three lentils on low flame until fragrant.
  • Cool down at room temperature and transfer to a grinder. Add dry ginger and grind into fine powder. Set aside.
  • In a pan add coriander leaves and cook until dry and crispy in texture. Set aside.
  • In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds, red chilies, black peppercorns, cloves and cook for 1-2 minutes. Now add bay leaves, curry leaves, dry coriander, dried fenugreek and cook for a minute on low flame.
  • Add dal powder, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder. Cook and mix until well combined. Cool down at room temperature. Can be stored in an airtight container up to 6 months.
  • In a pot add water and dal mix. Mix well until well combined. Now turn on flame and cook until desired consistency has reached.
  • Add tadka, turn off flame and cover with lid for 2-3 minutes.
  • Dish it out, garnish with coriander serve.

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