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Dhaba Dal Recipe

Dhaba Dal
How To Make Dhaba Dal

About Dhaba Dal Recipe: The goodness of dal with tangy masalas for that authentic dhaba-food flavour. It is a perfect recipe when you want to have something simple yet spicy on the taste buds.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 25 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

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 dhaba tadka mix
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • For dhaba 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
  • to taste salt

How to Make Dhaba Dal

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Cook the dal with salt and turmeric in it.

To make the dhaba tadka mix:

Dry roast the whole spices (cumin, coriander seeds, saunf, cloves and cinnamon) on a tawa.
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:

In a deep pan, take a tablespoon of white butter, fry the zeera, ginger and garlic.
Then add the onions till they turn translucent.
Pour in the cooked dal, add salt, green chillies and the chopped tomatoes.
After one minute, add the tomato puree, and the dhaba tadka mix.
Top it up with lime juice.
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