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Darbari Dal


Darbari Dal

Darbari dal is a great source of protein in the Indian cuisine. It’s a good mix of toor dal, masoor dal and bottle gourd. The recipe has been tweaked to ensure that get all the health benefits. Wanna learn more about it? Keep reading!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Darbari Dal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1/4 cup masoor dal
  • 1/2 cup chopped bottle gourd
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped tomato
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chillies
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala



  1. Clean, wash and soak the dals for about 30 minutes. Drain.

  2. Pressure cook the dals with 1.5 cups of water, turmeric powder and salt till done

  3. Whisk well till the dal is mashed and keep aside.

  4. Heal oil in a pan, add the onions and sauté till the onions turn translucent. Add tomatoes and green chilies and saute

  5. Add bottle gourd, masala and turmeric and cook till it gets tender. Add cooked dal and water.

  6. Simmer for some time and serve.