• Toor/Arhar dal/Split pigeon pea – 1/2 bowl ( soaked atleast for half an hour)
  • Tomato – 1
  • Onion – 1 small chopped
  • Roasted garlic pods – 8-9
  • Green chilies – 4-5 (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard cooking oil – 1 tbsp

Spices needed

  • Dry red chilies – 4
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Jakhya seeds – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinches
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp


  • Grind soaked and washed Arhar dal with green chilies,tomatoes and few garlic pods.Add some water to grind.

  • Make a mixture of grinded dal, water & salt.For 1/2 bowl of dal,atleast 10 bowls of water will be used.

  • Now put a pan on medium flame.
  • Add mustard oil.
  • Let it heat properly.
  • Add asafoetida,cumin seeds,dry red chilies, jakhya seeds,chopped garlic and onions.Saute until onions turn brown.

  • Pour the mixture and mix nicely.

  • Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,cumin powder & salt.

  • Bring first boil in high flame and let it boil for one minute.

  • Cover it & let it stew for 20-25 minutes in low-medium flame.

  • Stir occasionally.
  • Dish is ready.

  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.



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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