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Balti Dal

Balti Dal
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time

30 - 35 Mins

4 - 6
Tried of meaty dishes? Try out this delicious balti dal, made with combination of masoor dal and moong dal. Serve it with chappati or paratha.
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Source:  Chef Asad Latif
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  • 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

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Cooking Directions

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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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