11 Reviews

This is now Dal As We Like It Too. Made as written and enjoyed by everyone in a group of eight. I got all the ingredients ready before starting which made production a breeze. Girl from Indian, thanks so very much for sharing this recipe.

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Leggy Peggy February 05, 2013

Absolutely delicious. On par with my South Indian's mum's dal. The only modification I made was to reduce the amount of dal by 1/2 but keep the spices at the same quantity. I also put some chopped red pepper in a seperate bowl within the pressure cooker and added the cooked red pepper just before adding the cooked dal to the pan. I did miss out the green chillies as I wanted my kids to eat it but next time I will experiment by adding one green chilli.

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ashwebster July 16, 2011

Absolutely excellent recipe!! Definitely the best dal i've ever made - had great flavour. Added in some shredded coconut in at the end & served with chapati. Thanks for posting (^-^)

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Mellowpuff June 12, 2009

This is really good. I added extra spices to our taste. Excellent instructions. Thank you for sharing dal the way you like it.

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Luv4food January 11, 2008

Excellent that's what I would say, I had guest at my house for dinner and I made this dal, every1 loved it. Good idea to put chicken stock cube, it brings out a diffent flavour althogether.

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hotchoco. November 07, 2007

Wow, this dal recipe will defenitely go into my collection of desi delights! Don't let the long list of spices intimidate you--the whole recipe is actuially very easy to assemble and red gram cooks very quickly. For a really authentic flavor, I also used about 2tsp amchoor powder (instead of lime juice)which is dried green mango powder--available in any Indian grocery. I also did a garlic/ginger/onion paste in my blender to save some time. This is the first dal recipe I saw that called for a stock cube and it really enhanced the flavor. A must-try recipe--thanks for posting Girl From India! :)

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Noor.Khalid August 15, 2007

A huge hit with my whole family! While the dal was soaking, I sauteed the spices and other ingredients and then chucked the whole lot in a pot (with enough water to cook the dal) and simmered until it was done. Easy and delicious.

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mrsrenee nowaczek January 04, 2007

I have not had dal this good since my last trip in India. The smell of it cooking had my neighbor tapping on the door for a taste before it was finished! I will double the recipe and eat it with chappati instead of rice next time. Thank you Girl From India for sharing this wonderful authentic recipe!

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Chriz September 14, 2006

I had to omit the stock cubes, cos i forgot to check whether i had any on hand. and i added amchur (mango powder) instead of lime juice. but on the whole, it turned out great. nice flavor. but i think i made the mistake of browning the onions too much. i guess just frying till a light brown will do.

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Sangeetha March 28, 2005
Dal - As we like it!!