Recipe for Balti Dal


  • Masoor dal ½ cup (soaked)
  • Moong dal ½ cup (soaked)
  • Green onion 2 (sliced)
  • Green chilies 4
  • Tomato 3
  • Capsicum 1 (chopped)
  • Fenugreek leaves 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds ¼ tsp
  • Nigella seeds ¼ tsp
  • Cumin 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric ½ tsp
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Oil ¼ cup
  • For Baghar:
  • Oil ½ cup
  • Onion 1
  • Green coriander handful
  • Cumin ½ tsp

Cooking Directions

Heat oil in a pan, mix in red chili powder then add green onion, green chili, tomato, capsicum, fenugreek leaves, mustard leaves, nigella seeds, cumin, red chili powder, salt and turmeric.

Stir it to make a nice mixture of masala. Add a splash of water if masala burnt.

Add masoor dal and moong dal with 2 cups of water. Cover and cook until lentil soft.

For Baghar:
In separate pan heat oil add onion, garlic and cumin.

Sizzle it and pour over prepared dal.

Top with coriander leaves and serve.

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