Dal Recipe From India

Join our family in making a delicious Dal recipe from India.

80% of Indians are laborers and work for their “daily bread.” Our international family often shares they pray regularly for their brothers and sisters living in the United States. Even though our hearts are burdened for family and friends during this difficult time, below is a traditional Indian meal for the whole family to enjoy!

As you try this delicious recipe, remember to uplift your Indian family in prayer.

Delicious Dal Recipe From India

Dal (Mashed)


1/2 C. Lentils
Aromatics (Vegetables/Herbs)
1 Medium Onion (Chopped)
1 or 2 Green Chilies
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Red Chili Powder
Pinch of Turmeric Powder
3 Tomatoes (Chopped)
2 C. Water

Dal (Fry)

2 – 3 TBSP. Oil
3 – 4 Pods of Garlic (Crushed)
2 – 3 Dried Red Chilies
1/2 – 3/4 tsp. Cumin Seeds
10 – 12 *Curry Leaves
(Fresh, if easily available)
1 C. Water
2 TBSP. Coriander Leaves
(Freshly Chopped, if available)

Add lentils to large pot (or pressure cooker) with 2 cups of water. Cook until lentils are soft and fully cooked.

Sauté the aromatics and spices in a skillet over medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the aromatics and tomatoes to the lentils. Stir to combine. Do not be gentle, mash lentils and combine the mixture.

Continue on to make the Dal (Fry)

Heat oil in large pan. Add seasonings, garlic, red chilies, black mustard seeds, and cumin seeds. Sauté until they change color and crackle, about one minute. (*Add curry leaves, if available, they add a very nice flavor to the Dal.) Sauté for one minute longer.

Add this fried mixture to the mashed Dal and blend mixtures together.

Slowly add approximately 1 cup of water to create a smooth, even consistency. Stir while simmering the Dal for 2 to 3 minutes on low temperature.

Enjoy with (Indian Flatbread) Naan or Garlic Naan!

Dal Recipe From India