Spicy Dal

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Charishma_Ramchanda

This dal will be loved by those who enjoy eating spicy food. This dal and achar paste is a combination not to be missed!

Top Review by Galley Devil

I was in the mood for something spicy yet simple today, and this recipe has been in my cookbook for quite some time now. Used ingredients I almost always have on hand. I didn't pressure-cook the lentils though. Instead, I boiled it in enough water to cover the lentils (adding a little hot water if needed) till they were soft enough and then mashed them. Also, I added the finely chopped onions to the pot about a minute before the mashed lentils. Other than that, I followed the rest of the recipe as written and used 4 slightly heaped tablespoons of mango achar. Served it with hot parathas and seasoned yoghurt. A very nice dish and a definite keeper. TY for posting Charishma.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pressure cook the toor dal.
  2. Mash well.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil.
  4. Once done, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  5. Next, add the finely chopped onion and dal.
  6. Then, add the achar paste.
  7. Stir.
  8. Garnish with corriander leaves.
  9. Serve hot with rice or rotis.

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