Lehsuni arhar ki dal – Garlic flavored pigeon peas

India is a land of lentils. Major source of protein in our mainly vegetarian diet. The country produces world’s maximum lentils, but then it is also the maximum consumer πŸ˜‰

Lentils or as we call it ‘dal’ , is important on our regular platter of food. And so is the variety of cooking methods. With 29 states and 7 union territories, one can expect atleast 29+7 cooking methods πŸ˜‰ To this one can keep on adding as per tastes, availability, innovations etc………..in other words, endless ways to cook πŸ˜€

Presenting the Lehsuni arhar dal from Winter Platter 3.

winter platter 3


Here’s what I did………..


1/2 cup – arhar /tuvar / pigeon pea lentil

1 nos – small onion

2 nos – finely chopped green chili

1 nos – medium sized tomato

1 tbsp – finely chopped green garlic

1/4 tsp – grated ginger / ginger paste

1/4 tsp – tumeric powder

1 1/2 cup water

1 1/2 tsp – oil

pinch of cumin seeds

salt to taste


Pressure cook the lentil with 1 1/2 cup water and salt to 2 whistles.

While it cooks, finely chop the onion and tomato.

Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds. As they splutter, add the green garlic and green chili and fry for 2 mins on medium flame. Now add the chopped onion and ginger and fry till translucent. Add the chopped tomato and tumeric powder and fry till tomato softens.

Open the pressure cooker and give the boiled lentil a whisk/ muddle and pour it in the pan. Increase the flame, check for salt and let the lentil come to boil.

Take it off fire.

Serve hot.

winter platter 3 - lehsuni arhar ki dal

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !! πŸ˜€



About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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6 Responses to Lehsuni arhar ki dal – Garlic flavored pigeon peas

  1. Pingback: Winter platter 3 – Lehsuni Arhar ki dal, Moongre/ radish pod stir fry, Gajar -matar / Carrot -peas stir fry, Layered methi parantha/fenugreek flat bread | acbistro

  2. gfchopstix says:

    Andy, this platter looks so delicious! Lots of work to prepare all the dishes. I do enjoy Indian food, but cannot tolerate it too spicy. I often cook with Masala, and sometimes with a curry paste. I’m going to bookmark your recipes, and try them when I have time. πŸ™‚

  3. Love arhar ki dal even plain. Lehsuni tadka is sone pe suhaga

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