This is a typical daal that Punjabis make for their parties! My kids love it! I enjoy it as a soup or with with fresh rotis! You can also serve it with rice. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place black lentils, chickpeas, and red kidney beans in a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let soak, 6 hours to overnight.

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  • Pour lentil mixture and soaking liquid into a pressure cooker. Bring to high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions and cook until soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and release pressure through natural release method according to manufacturer's instructions.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, ginger, garlic, and cumin seeds; cook and stir until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook and stir until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in ground coriander, garam masala, red chile powder, turmeric, and salt.

  • Fold onion mixture into cooked lentil mixture. Add butter, yogurt, and cilantro leaves; stir to incorporate.

Cook's Note:

Substitute heavy cream for the yogurt if desired.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; protein 19g 38% DV; carbohydrates 51.5g 17% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 5.5mg 2% DV; sodium 71mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2016
So, so good. I served it more as a soup. Just delicious and creamy with a rich flavor that keeps you wanting more. Don't change a thing! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/27/2018
I was very disappointed with this recipe. It was very bland. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2016
So, so good. I served it more as a soup. Just delicious and creamy with a rich flavor that keeps you wanting more. Don't change a thing! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2016
With all these spices, how could you go wrong with this recipe? This rich, hearty soup is delicious. The butter adds a smooth texture to the beans and tomatoes. Also, I love the excuse to use my pressure cooker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2016
I have to admit I did not have much time so I just substituted lentils for all the beans so I could avoid the soaking and the pressure cooker. The end result was delicious! Thanks for this recipe will make it many times. The butter adds such a richness to the flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2017
Delicious! I've made this twice now and plan to make it again. It's even better the following day! I didn't add any other beans just the lentils. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2017
just right for seasoning without the salt Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2018
My first thought was maybe I should cut back on the spices cuz it seemed so much but I am certainly glad I did not! Followed recipe & since I eat dairy free diet used vegan butter & left out yogurt & this recipe is amazing! I'd give it 10 stars if I could... just that awesome!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2019
I covered the legumes with 2.5 inches of water for 8 hours. Prior to transferring to the pressure cooker I added about 1 cup to make 1.5 inches of water. These came out with perfectly cooked legumes and with a thicker consistency. One comment said this recipe was bland. I hope they meant 'needed salt'; I had to add salt at the dinner table; and the flavor was just as I expected. This was absolutely delicious! My wife also loved it. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/27/2018
I was very disappointed with this recipe. It was very bland. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2019
I love the flavors but wonder if I got the right consistency. There wasn t a quantity of water specified. Mine came out like a soup but lentils in the name had me expecting something thicker. I will make again but with lass water in the pressure cooker. Thanks I love the spices combination! Read More
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