Tidali Dal ( Mixed Pulses Curry)

"This is also a sindhi dish...with lots of pulses....easy to cook...serves as a good accompaniment with indian bread or steamed rice..."
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  • Mix all the dals together and soak for at least 3-4 hours.
  • Peel the onion and chop the chillies.
  • Heat the oil and fry the onion and chillies till light brown.
  • Add the dals, turmeric powder, asafetida, cumin seeds and salt to taste.
  • Continue to stir and cook over a medium flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add 6 cups of water and cook in a pressure cooker till the dals are cooked and soft.
  • The consistency of the prepared dal will not be too thick but neither too thin.
  • Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.

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  1. Charishma_Ramchandani
    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!:)


I am a keralite married into a gujarati family...so the food is surely a main thing in my life...I LOVE to cook...its almost like an addiction with me, when i think of some recipe i simply MUST cook it...which is seldom possible...anyways...i have a crocodile for a hubby...always cranky...the only thing he like which i make are the idlis and the gulab jamuns...he couldnt find any faults with them till now...touchwood! this is me..."newly wed" in the kitchen at my in laws place...those happy days!(sigh)if i had a month off...i'd call up my best feinds over and cook for them...
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