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Banjari Dal

I brought whole urad dhal for doing Dhal Makhani / Dal Makhani. I was looking for the recipe which will make use of whole black gram dhal (whole urad dhal). I was scanning thro' the recipe I have bookmarked / copied from the books/magazines. I have came accross Banjari dal (dhal) from Sanjeev Kapoor. I tried out. When I first tried light was not co-operating with me. 2nd time when I did it everything was perfect. Here you go with the recipe

Whole black gram dhal (dal) / Whole urad dhal  - 3/4 cup
Split Bengal gram dhal (chana dal) - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil / Ghee - 11/2 tablespoon (Of course Ghee taste better for this dhal but I use oil due to calorie)
Onion - 1.5 tablespoon (Finely chopped)
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Red chilies - 2 (broken into 2) adjust to your spice level
Ginger garlic paste - 3/4 teaspoon
Green chillies - 1 finely chopped
Pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red Chili powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander seeds powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Coriander leaves (cliantro) - 1 tablespoon finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch. Cut into thin strips


Soak whole black gram dhal / urad dhal overnight or 6 hours. Add Chana dhal in the morning and soak for another 1 hour. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil and onion and green chilli fry this till onion is soft. add this to soaked dhal and pressure cook dals and 3 cups of water together with green chili, salt and turmeric powder.
Heat the kada and add oil. When it is hot add Cumin seeds, Cinnamon and clove. When cumin seeds start to crackle add ginger garlic paste, Coriander seeds powder, pepper powder and chilli powder and fry till nice aroma comes out. it will take about 3-4 mins. Add cooked dhal and let it boil for 7 mins
Garnish with Ginger strips and coriander leaves and enjoy it with rice or roti or chapathi.

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  1. I so love dhal - this looks like such a wonderful recipe!
    Shashi @

  2. would like to have with naan dear.. delicious and healthy dal..

  3. I like whole urad dal.I prepared like a sundal for evening snack,bcoz it have high protein.Now i will try urs.Like it.....


  4. Very flavorful dal. Going to make it soon.

  5. this dal looks delicious. It is better to have this dal over dal makhani on everyday basis because of health reason. once in a while or for guests dal makhani is good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. dal looks very very delicious and flavourful, simply yummy...

  7. finger licking awesome and delicious dal.

  8. whole loads of spices .. flavorful one..

  9. Perfect for rotis.. Looks very yummy & easy to make too !

  10. Banjari Dal looks delicious I love to try this.

  11. protein packed dal looks so yummy....bookmarked...gonna try it ..

  12. Such an nutritious,healthy and fingerlicking dal,totally comforting..

  13. Very new n tempting n great presentation

  14. delicious n tempting, love the props as well :-)

  15. flavorful and delicious dal.

  16. Delicious and lipsmacking :)

  17. wow new variety of dal came to know frm here...this is really interesting recipe

  18. Yummy dal, looks so delicious.

  19. Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
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