Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Taken from "A Little Taste of India" by Bay Books. Which has a gem collection of selected recipies in various catagories

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring daal to boil in 6 cups water, lower heat and simmer for 1 hour or until daal feels soft. Drain daal and reserve liquid.
  2. Blend onion, garlic, ginger and chilli together in blender to form a paste, or finely chop them together with a knife.
  3. Heat oil in frying pan and fry onion mixture over high heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Add cumin and corriander and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the daal, salt, chilli powder and garam masala. Pour 300 mel or 1 1/4 cups of reserved liquid into pan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Just before serving stir in the cream and simmer 2 minutes to heat through.
Most Helpful

I've never had this before so i have no basis for comparison, but I declare this dish absolutely delicious.

pugsinbuffalo December 28, 2009

Excellent. I used a bit less oil and a combo of half and half/plain yogurt instead of cream and it turned out fine.

jblocher June 13, 2009

This was great! Took me back to my grandma's kitchen growing up. I messed it up a bit with 2 things. One, I went a bit crazy with the fat-free half and half I decided to use. Turned the dal the most awful shade of puce or something. But, that didn't affect the taste. The other thing I did is I froze it for a ready-made meal. I don't think it froze well. I will surely make this again (this weekend in fact) and will eat it fresh. I may consider upping the spices a little, but it is very good as is.

MrsMM October 31, 2007