• Prep Time 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time 50mins-1 hr minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Medium

Recipe Description

Dhabay ki dal is a delicious Indian recipe served as a Curries.


  • Chilkewali urad dal (split black gram with skin) –  ½ cup
  • Chana dal (split Bengal gram) – ¼ cup
  • Water – 6 cups
  • Rajma (red kidney beans) – ½ cup tinned cooked
  • Vegetable oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Fresh ginger piece, chopped – 1 inch
  • Garlic cloves, chopped – 8-10 no
  • Red onion, chopped  – 1 medium
  • Green chiles,  chopped – 2 no
  • Roasted cumin powder – ½ tablespoon
  • Red chile powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Tomatoes, chopped  – 2 medium
  • Butter – 3 tablespoons
  • Table salt – to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves – 2 tablespoons
  • Kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) – 1 tablespoon



  1. Place the two grams in a deep bowl and wash thoroughly 2 to 3 times. Soak the them in the same bowl in 2 cups of water for at least 6 hours. Drain the in a colander.
  2. In a pressure cooker add the dal and kidney beans with salt and water and cook it for 10-12 whistles or until the lentil is completely cooked.
  3. Add the cooked kidney beans and mix well and cook for 10 minutes more.
  4. Place a non-stick medium sized deep pan on medium heat and pour in the oil. When small bubbles appear at the bottom of the pan, add ginger and garlic and sauté for 1 minute or till golden brown. Add the onion, chiles and sauté for 4-5 minutes or until the onion is golden brown.
  5. Add cumin powder and chile powder and sauté for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously. Pour in the cooked grams and the butter and mix well.
  6. Add the salt, cilantro leaves and mix. Reduce heat to low and cook the mixture for 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  7. Crush the dried fenugreek leaves between your palms and sprinkle on the dal.
  8. Take the pan off the stove top and pour the dal into a serving bowl. Serve immediately with steamed rice.



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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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