Dal Bhanjara

Dal Banjara Recipe

The Dal Banjara recipe also popularly known as the Langar Wali dal is a simple dal to make in a single pot. This dal is packed with nutrition from the black urad and chana dal and when combined with spices like bay leaf and cinnamon makes it taste delicious too.

Cooking time
40 min


    • 3/4 cup split black urad dal
    • 1/4 cup split chana dal
    • an inch piece of ginger, grated
    • 1 green chili, slit
    • 1 tomato, finely chopped
    • 1 bay leaf
    • An inch piece of cinnamon stick
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
    • A small bunch of freshly chopped coriander leaves


    For Tadka


    • 1 teaspoon ghee
    • 1 teaspoon jeera
    • 2 red chilies, halved

How to make Dal Banjara

    • To make the dal, add all the ingredients into the pressure cooker, except the ingredients for the tadka
    • Add 2-1-/2 cups of water and pressure cook the dal for two to three whistles. After two whistles, turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes and turn off the heat
    • Once the pressure is released completely, open the cooker and your dal is ready. Check the salt and spices and adjust to suit your taste. Transfer the dal to a serving bowl
    • The next step is to make the tadka. Heat ghee in a small pan, add jeera and red chilies. Allow them to roast and crackle. Once done, turn off the heat and pour the seasoning over the dal and serve immediately with tandoori roti or even steamed rice

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I have tried the same procedure with 5 t...

I have tried the same procedure with 5 types of dal altogether & it tastes awesome.

Nov 04, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Will surely try it...looks good

Will surely try it...looks good

Oct 26, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)



Jun 29, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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