Dal ka Kachch

Dal ka Kachch

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 2 Persons


For Pakodi:

Skinned-Split Gram (soaked & crushed) 1 cup

Skinned-Split Red Lentils (soaked & crushed) ¼ cup

Garlic Paste 1 ts

Onion finely chopped 1

Green Chilli finely chopped 2

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Oil to deep fry

For Gravy:

Mustard Oil 1 tbsp

Panch Phoron 1 ts

(Fenugreek Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Black Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Nigella Seeds)

Dry Red Chilli 2

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Onion Paste of 2 Onion

Ginger Paste ¼ ts

Garlic Paste ¼ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Tomato finely chopped 1

For Tempering:

Ghee 2 ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Garam Masala ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing



For Pakodi:

In a bowl, take soaked-crushed Skinned-Split Gram and soaked-crushed Skinned-Split Red Lentils. Add Garlic Paste, finely chopped Onion, finely chopped Green Chilli, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Salt and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix very well. It will become stiff loaf.


Heat Oil to deep fry on medium flame. Put number of small sized lumps in heated Oil and deep fry to dark brownish. Flip occasionally to fry all sides well.


For Gravy:

Heat Mustard Oil on low-medium flame. Add Panch Phoran, Dry Red Chilli and Cinnamon Leaf. When crackled, add Onion Paste and Garlic Paste. When sautéed, add Red Chilli Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder, Turmeric Powder and Salt. Continue sautéing and add finely chopped Tomato and continue sautéing. Add 1 glass of water and cook. When water starts to boil, add prepared Pakodi and mix well taking care of not crushing Pakodi. Leave it on low flame.


Meanwhile prepare Tempering on another flame.


For Tempering:

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame. Add Cumin Seeds. When crackled, add Garam Masala and stir on low flame for 30-40 seconds only.


Pour this Tempering in Gravy which is still on low flame. Mix well.


Remove from flame.


Take it in a serving bowl.


Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing.


Serve hot with Roti and Rice.


Enjoy Unique Taste of Dal…Dal ka Kachch…Given by Our Loving Bihari Babu…

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