Tidali Dal ( Mixed Pulses Curry)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is also a sindhi dish...with lots of pulses....easy to cook...serves as a good accompaniment with indian bread or steamed rice...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the dals together and soak for at least 3-4 hours.
  2. Peel the onion and chop the chillies.
  3. Heat the oil and fry the onion and chillies till light brown.
  4. Add the dals, turmeric powder, asafetida, cumin seeds and salt to taste.
  5. Continue to stir and cook over a medium flame for 5 minutes.
  6. Add 6 cups of water and cook in a pressure cooker till the dals are cooked and soft.
  7. The consistency of the prepared dal will not be too thick but neither too thin.
  8. Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.


Most Helpful

I made this for our dinner tonight. I used 4 green chillies instead of 3 and just 1/2 tbsp. of oil instead of 2 tbsps. I used a little over 1 1/2 tsps. of salt for this. The only problem was the 6 cups of water was a little too less for this. The dal stuck to the bottom of the pressure cooker. Moreover, because of insufficient water, the pressure cooker failed to release pressure at all and I was worried sick. Luckily, just some got burnt and the rest I managed to save JUST in time. I'll be adding 4-5 cups more of water next time. The dal is very tasty as it is now..It is thick and yummy. It would be a shame to let such a nice dal get burnt again. It went well with hot rotis and some dahi boondhi. Thanks for sharing{from a Sindhi girl}! UPDATE: I'm having some today for my lunch!:)

Charishma_Ramchandani December 28, 2004

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