Dhabey Di Dal Recipe

Dhabey Di Dal Recipe

Cuisine: Punjabi

Dhabey Di Dal Recipe: Dhabey Di Dal mimics the rustic flavors of dhabas, roadside eateries, offering a simple yet delicious lentil dish often cooked with basic spices.


  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves

  • 1/4 cup red kidney beans

  • 1 tblsp red chilli powder

  • 2 medium size onions

  • 8 – 10 garlic flakes

  • 2 – 3 green chillies

  • 4 tblsp oil

  • 3 medium sized tomatoes

  • 1/2 tblsp cumin powder

  • 1/4 cup chana dal divide (bengal gram)

  • 1 tblsp kasoori methi

  • 3 tblsp butter

  • 1/2 cup urad dal divide(black gram)

  • salt to taste


  • Clean, wash and soak urad dal, chana dal
  • Including kidney beans in sufficient water for at least six hours.
  • Take off and finely cut onion and garlic.
  • Wash, take off stem and finely cut green chillies.
  • Wash and finely cut tomatoes.
  • Wash and cut coriander leaves.
  • Remove soaked dals,
  • Mix in six cup water and pressure-stir fry for half an hour or till completely cooked.
  • Meanwhile, heat up oil in a pan,
  • Mix in cut garlic, stir-fry briefly till golden brown.
  • Mix in cut onion,
  • Slit green chillies and stir fry for 4-5 mins till the onion is golden brown.
  • Mix in red chilli powder, cumin powder and stir-fry briefly.
  • Mix in cut tomatoes and stir fry on high flame
  • Heat up for three to four minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Stir in the cooked dals and grease and mix well.
  • Mix in salt, cut coriander leaves
  • And stir fry dal for ten mins on low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Crush kasoori methi between the palms, sprinkle on the dals and serve hot.

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