Kali Dal (Dahl, Dhal, Daal) Recipe

Kali Dal (Dahl, Dhal, Daal)
Servings: 6

Matt makes this yummy dal from a book called A Little Taste of India. It is similar to Dal Makhani, so if you like that you should like this, too. It has great authentic flavour. We use ghee for the oil, but we'll leave it up to you.

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a fantastic day today. Today, we're going to make Kali Dal (Dahl, Dhal, Daal). It's one of my all-time favorite food recipes. This time, I'm going to do something a little different. This is going to be delicious. Prepare the ingredients before making Kali Dal (Dahl, Dhal, Daal) in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Kali Dal (Dahl, Dhal, Daal) for your family or friends.


  • 1 black lentils

  • 2 onion

  • 5 garlic cloves

  • 1 gingerroot

  • 120 green chili

  • 2 ground cumin

  • 1 ground coriander

  • 2 salt

  • 1/4 chili powder

  • 3 garam masala

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 6 steps you must follow to make Kali Dal (Dahl, Dhal, Daal) in your home by yourself.

Directions: How to Make Kali Dal (Dahl, Dhal, Daal)

  1. Put the lentils in a large, heavy-based saucepan, add 2 litres (8 cups water and bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes - 1 hour (until the lentils feel soft when pressed between the thumb & index finger.

  2. Drain the lentils, reserving the cooking liquid.

  3. Blend the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli together in a food processor to form a paste.

  4. Heat the oil in a frypan and fry the onion mixture over high heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown.

  5. Add the cumin and coriander, fry for 2 mins, then add the lentils aswell as the salt, chilli powder and garam masala., Pour 300ml (1 1/4 cups of the reserved cooking liquid into the pan, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. Just before serving, stir in the cream and simmer for another 2 minutes to heat through.

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