Mixed Dal Recipe

This mix of two Daals - Channa and Urud gives a totally different taste. Try and you will love it.
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Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthy++Servings2
VegetarianInterest Group,

Recipe Story

Once upon a time there was an old lady who hated her daughter in law. It was a joint family set-up and every one lived together. Mother in law ruled. At night she would mix two or three daals in a container and the next morning hand these over to the poor newly wed daughter in law. In an elderly tone she would say - My lovely Bahu (daughter-in -law), see I am getting old and at night could not see and by mistake mixed these two daals. Can you please help me with this. I must separate these. You know my Son loves Channa Daal and I want to cook it for him ( of course the son is married to this lovely Bahu). He has been asking me to cook for him. Your cooking is good but he likes mine a bit more. So the poor Bahu Rani sits there seperating the two daals one piece at a time. Well this got to pass the first time but the Bahu Rani soon caught up and realized what she was being asked to do. The next time when she was asked to do the same thing she simply soaked the two daals in a dark container and covered it so that the old lady could not see. The old lady had bad eye sight and refused to wear glasses. Of course she would say " we have eaten Pure Ghee" and used to walk on early morning grass, my eye sight is 20/20 and will remain the same till I die. These are bad times, every one is eating some kind of oil what is that oil " aaaalive paaalive - AH I dont believe in all this. Well when the time came to cook she asked the Bahu rani for the seperated daal. Yes respected Mother in law I have washed the daal(s) with a silent s and have also soaked these for you. I know your hand has been hurting so I did all that for you. Oh you dindt have to do that - the Mother in Law said No - no that is nothing - I want to learn from you to make the best daal that you make so that I can cook for your son exactly the same way that you do. So the Bahu rani had the old lady tricked and they both cooked the mixed daal together. The son loved it - Maa this is great what have you done different today this tastes so good When Maa ate it she loved it too - Hey this tastes excellent - Bahu did you put something else in it while I was watching my TV show The Bahu simply smiled and winked to her husband. She would tell the story back to him in private. And the Kyoti Daal was born.


 Chana1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Urad1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Ground red pepper To Taste
 Turmeric powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Coriander1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Garlic ginger paste1 Teaspoon
 Cumin seeds1 Pinch
 Grape tomato/Cherry tomatos4
 Green chillies2
 Mint leaves1 Teaspoon (for garnish)
 Oil4 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 899 Calories from Fat 296

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g51.7%

Saturated Fat 4.3 g21.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 360.9 mg15%

Total Carbohydrates 118 g39.2%

Dietary Fiber 31.1 g124.5%

Sugars 33.1 g

Protein 25 g49%

Vitamin A 32.6% Vitamin C 46.5%

Calcium 19% Iron 26.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 - Soak both Daals in hot water for 30 minutes
2 - Wash Daals and put Daals in the cooker
3 - Add all spices, green chillies and tomatoes
4 - Add 1/2 cup of water and close the cooker
5 - Cook for 15 minutes after the pressure builds
6 - When safe open the cooker check consistency of Daal
7 - Add water if too thick or cook with open cooker till water evaporates
8 - In a frying pan add oil and fry cumin seeds till brown
9 - Add fried cumin seeds with oil to hot Daal - you will hear a sizzling sound
10 - Serve in a dish and garnish with mint



Nish says :

Great, more recipies I tested, very good, Tx - Nish
Posted on: 22 November 2009 - 4:47am
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sfehmi says :

You are welcome
Posted on: 8 August 2007 - 10:43pm
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Shanthi_baby says :

Thank you very much for sharing the recipe...
Posted on: 9 August 2007 - 11:53am
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sfehmi says :

Are you sure it is mustard Dahl ?
Posted on: 5 August 2007 - 10:46pm
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shantihhh says :

Love Dahl-I make it several times a week. My husband also loves dahl-all kinds. Yesterday I picked up mustard dahl which I heven't used before. Any ideas? I am thinking it is added to other dahls?
Posted on: 5 August 2007 - 4:48pm