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  • Gahath/Kulath dal – 1 bowl
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Garlic cloves- 6-7
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Onion – 1medium sized (chopped)
  • Tomato – 1medium-sized (chopped)
  • Jakhya seeds – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  • Asafoetida -4-5 pinches
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil – 1tbsp
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 1 tbsp


  • Wash the dal properly for 4-5 times.
  • Soak the washed dal for 1 hour.
  • Pressure cook the soaked gahath dal in sufficient quantity of water with some salt,turmetic & 1 pinch of asafoetida.

  • Bring first whistle in high flame,lower the flame & cook for 10 minutes.
  • Now lets start the tempering.
  • Put an iron wok on flame.
  • Let it heat properly.
  • Add 1tbsp of oil & 1 tsp of ghee.

  • Add jakhya seeds & cumin seeds .Saute for 15-20 seconds.

  • Add crushed ginger-garlic paste,saute till raw aroma disappears.

  • Add chopped onions,saute till onions get brown colour.

  • Add chopped tomatoes & salt.Saute till tomatoes become soft & mushy.

  • Add all spice’s powders (except garam masala),saute till oil separates.(add salt & turmeric powder accordingly)
  • Add boiled gahath dal & garam masala powder.Let it stew for 5 minutes in low flame.

  • Adjust the consistency of dal by adding hot water.

  • Pahadi gahath dal is ready.Pour some ghee on it.

  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.Serve hot.



Hi all, I am Kanchan from devbhoomi Uttarakhand(INDIA). Cooking is my passion.Here I am sharing those secrets of cooking,which I have acquired over the period of time from my mother. I hope you will like it. Keep supporting this blog for more such recipes and do leave your valuable feedback.


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