Hingwali Mili Jhuli Dal (Mixed lentils Dal tempered with asafoetida)


For Day 7 of BM # 6, I have adapted Priya’s Mili Jhuli Dalwala Khichdi and just made plain Hingwali Mili Jhuli Dal . We prefer a no-onion no-garlic dal for dinner mostly, and the highlight was I gave it a complete Jain type (satvik) Tadka (tempering) with hing and red chilli powder – just as I had seen at one of my friend’s house in Jaipur. It tasted heavenly, and the use of masoor and moong dal along with the ghee tempering was just right for a light evening. This went very well with papad, Karela Sabji and curd 🙂

Preparation : 20 mins (Soaking time). Cooking time : 15 mins. Serves : 3


  • Moong Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Masoor Dal – 1/8 cup
  • Tur Dal – a handful
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – a pinch (opt)
  • Hing / Asafoetida – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilli – 1 no
  • Coriander and curry leaves
  • Jeera  / Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp


1) Wash and soak the dals separately for 20 mins in tepid water. Drain.

2) In a small pressure cooker, heat ghee, add the dals and fry.

3) Add 3 cups of water & Pressure cook for 3 whistles.

4) Whisk the dals once done and boil for 2 -3 mins on simmer. Add salt.

5) Prepare tempering with ghee, cumin seeds, asafoetida, garam masala, coriander and curry leaves.

6) Pour this tempering on the dal.

7) Stir in the lemon juice and serve hot with rice / roti.

A simple but heavenly dish indeed:)


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  1. Dal with hing sounds delicious. Healthy & nutritious.

  2. Vimitha Durai

    My favorite comfort curry… Looks beautifully tempered…

  3. Dal looks wholesome and comforting. makes a great lunch!

  4. First time here dear !! u have excellent blog and nice collection of recipes !! happy to follow u 🙂

    dal looks very delicious and nice one !!

  5. yummm I am always looking out for new ways to make dal will try this one soon

  6. Dal surely looks very inviting kalyani..nice to know your policy for dinner, I wonder what else you make?

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