Ainy Cooks

This dhaba daal recipe is one of my favorite recipes of Daal/ Lentil. This recipe is adopted from a group. You can serve it with Naans and Salad. You can call it Fried Mash ki Daal too. You can click the link for the recipe of: Masala Mash Karhai


Mash ki Daal1 cup
Black cardamom1
Cinamon stick1 inch
Onion1 large and sliced
Ginger garlic paste1 tbsp
Red chili powder1 and 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Coriander powder1 tsp
Saltto taste
Chicken cube1
Oil1/2 cup
Green chilies3-4
Coriander leavesfew
Ginger sticks for garnish
All spice powderfor garnish


  • Soak Daal in warm water for 1 hour.
  • Boil it with 4-5 cloves, 1 black cardamom and a cinnamon stick, till half cook. Strain it and set aside.
  • In a pot add oil and sliced onion, fry till light brown. Add ginger garlic paste and stir for few seconds.
  • Add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and little water, keep on frying till oil separates and onion dissolve. (you can add one small tomato, if you like)
  • Add Daal in it mix well and add water just to cook daal. Add Chicken cube and cover the lid.
  • Cook on low flame till Daal completely cooked and water evaporates.
  • Now Fry for few seconds and add green chilies ,coriander and Kasuri methi (few leaves). Simmer for few seconds.

  • Sprinkle all spice powder/ garam masala before serving.

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