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Arhar ki Dal



Arhar ki Dal is a type of lentil dish that is popular in India. It is made with split pigeon peas, which are cooked with spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder. The dish is usually served with steamed rice or roti.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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arhar dal

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

amchur powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste


2 tablespoons

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

- 2

green chillies, chopped


onion, chopped


tomatoes, chopped


- 2


3 cups

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves, chopped



Step 1:

Wash and soak the arhar dal in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 3:

Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, and green chillies. Saute for a few seconds.

Step 4:

Add chopped onions and saute until they turn golden brown.

Step 5:

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few seconds.

Step 6:

Add chopped tomatoes and saute until they turn soft.

Step 7:

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and amchur powder. Saute for a few seconds.

Step 8:

Add the soaked arhar dal and 2-3 cups of water.

Step 9:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 10:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and mash the dal with a spoon.

Step 11:

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Step 12:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 122097 users have chowed down on Arhar ki Dal a whopping 536731 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Indore are the top 5 cities gobbling up Arhar ki Dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Arhar ki Dal, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Arhar ki Dal is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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