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mixed dal

Mixed Dal Haryana style

Mixed dal is a spicy and full of flavours, makes a good accompaniment with any meal. 

Course lunch ideas, Main Course
Cuisine haryana, Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup tur dal (arhar, tuvar)
  • 1 cup moong dal (split yellow lentil)
  • 1 cup masoor dal (split red lentil)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coriander for garnishing


  1. Take the three dal in a bowl, wash in running water and soak for 15-20 minutes.

  2. Cook it in a pressure cooker for two whistles. Do not remove until the pressure is released.

  3. Take ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds. As they splutter, put the onion and ginger garlic paste.

  4. Saute for sometime. Add the tomatoes and some water to it. Let cook for two minutes. 

  5. Add salt, chilly powder, garam masala powder and coriander cumin powder to it.  Let the flavours imbibe.

  6. Add curds and chopped coriander to it. Mix well. 

  7. Take the cooked dal and mix it well with the ladle. Put it along with the other ingredients. 

  8. Let cook for sometime. 

  9. Mixed Dal is ready to serve.