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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Kyunti ki dal/ क्यूँटी की दाल

In our family we make kyunti ki dal with the mixture of chana dal and urad chilka dal.  This dal is to be soaked before cooking. Post soaking, just add salt and cook.
Temper with garlic heeng and dry red chili.
In summers we sometimes add fresh raw mango.
Other days we add dry mango slice to give it nice sour taste.  Kyunti dal best goes with chapati along with "algaja" and red chili pickle.
Some people make it with tuar dal but we always use chana dal to give it to creamy texture  I never add turmeric powder. Add Just simple salt and red chili powder.

Dal :- Chana and Urad chilka

What is algaja :- Algaja is a simple onion salad. thinly slice the onion and add lemon juice, salt, black salt, roasted cumin powder, black pepper powder, chopped green chili and chopped coriander leaves.

Preparation Time:- 15 minutes
Cooking Time:- 20 minutes
Serves:- 4

Ingredients -

  • 1 cup urad chilka dal
  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard oil 
  • 8 garlic clove
  • 2 whole red chili
  • 2 to 3 sliced fresh raw mango
  • 1tsp heeng
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder

Recipe procedure:-

  • wash and soak the dal for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the dal in pressure cookar along  with 2 glass of water and put on gas .
  • After a boil  discard the dirt on the top, and add salt, mustard oil and red chili powder,  cover and cook. 
  • After a whistle lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes.  Switch off the gas. 
  • Once it cools open the lid and add mango slices then mix well and cook again for 5to 8 minutes. 
  • For tadka - 
  • Heat ghee in a pan add chopped garlic and fry until garlic gets little crisp & golden, add heeng and broken red chili. 
  • Switch off the gas then add pinch of red chili powder. 
  • Reserve some tadka for garnishing and mix the remaining tadka to cooked dal. 
  • Serve hot with chapati or rice  along with "algaja" and red chili pickle.


  • Ensure that the dal has thick consistency. 
  • You can add turmeric as per your choice. 
  • If you don't have fresh mango add dry mango slice which is easily available in grocery stores. 
  • You can also add lemon juice besides mango slice.
  • Mustard oil gives it nice aroma and speeds up the cooking process.


  1. The dal looks thick and creamy. The sourness from mango and the flavour from roasted garlic, it ll be yum and filling.

  2. This dal is something new for me.Dal looks incredibly delicious and creamy. Love your traditional recipes.

  3. Dal with raw mango and garlic must taste so good with tangy and garlicky that tadka on top.. would love to have it with garam garam ghee chapatis!!

  4. Love the flavour of dal with mango slices in it. I usually make with tur dal, must try your version sometime. Not adding turmeric is also new to me.

  5. Hema Lata, this interesting dal preparation and with the option to add mango sounds very interesting. I don't think I've ever prepared a dal without turmeric. Interesting recipe.

  6. Chef why we called this kyunti ki dal 🤔 That’s really interesting and delicious dal preparation with adding raw mango sounds very interesting. Sometimes I prepared khichdi without turmeric. So creamy and yummy dal recipe.