Dhaba Dal Recipe

 
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Dhaba Dal
How to make Dhaba Dal
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 3
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

The goodness of dal with tangy masalas for that authentic dhaba-food flavour.

Ingredients of Dhaba Dal

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup urad dal (split black gram)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt
  • For tempering:
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 2 tsp dhabba tadka mix
  • Juice of one lemon
  • For dhabba tadka mix:
  • 1 Tbsp jeera
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dhaniya seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds or saunf
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground mace (Javitri powder)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Dhaba Dal

  • 1.Cook the dal with salt and turmeric in it.
  • To make the dhaba tadka mix:
  • 1.Dry roast the whole spices (cumin, coriander seeds, saunf, cloves and cinnamon) on a tawa.
  • 2.Add the turmeric powder, chilli, javitri powder and roast some more. Add the salt. Make a fine powder of the spices. You can store this powder.
  • For the dal:
  • 1.In a deep pan, take a tablespoon of white butter, fry the zeera, ginger and garlic.
  • 2.Then add the onions till they turn translucent.
  • 3.Pour in the cooked dal, add salt, green chillies and the chopped tomatoes.
  • 4.After one minute, add the tomato puree, and the dhaba tadka mix.
  • 5.Top it up with lime juice.
Key Ingredients: 5 cups water, 1/2 tsp turmeric, Salt, For tempering:, 1 Tbsp butter, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1 tsp garlic, 2 green chillies, slit, 1 small onion, minced, 1 small tomato, chopped, 1/4 cup tomato puree, 2 tsp dhabba tadka mix, Juice of one lemon, For dhabba tadka mix:, 1 Tbsp jeera, 1 1/2 Tbsp dhaniya seeds, 1 tsp fennel seeds or saunf, 1/2 inch cinnamon stick, 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp ground mace (Javitri powder), 1 tsp turmeric powder, Salt to taste

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