Finally wedding season got over for us, back to ghar ke dal chawal.

Last day of the functions I announced to husband, “I am going to cook dal-chawal or kichadi for the next few days, tired to eating heavy food.”

Husband gladly agreed, thus this week is all about eating comfort and healthy food.

Dal chawal the ultimate dinner, lets break the myth

Dal full of protein

White rice full of good crabs and yes we need it to stay healthy, look good and make our brains work well.

And ghee best fat one can eat plus its an anti ageing food ( if I see a person looking older than his/her age, they might be thin but I can tell from his/ her sagging wrinkled skin that they don’t eat ghee)

Don’t go on my opinion, this is what Ms. Rujuta Diwaker says, firstly lets just accept the fact that she knows better than all of us.

Sharing a recipe of Rajasthani dal which I made recently,

Recipe: Dal Banjari

Recipe courtesy : Tarla dalal


1 cup slit black lentils with skin

1 cup channa dal

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 onions sliced

2 cloves

1 stick cinnamon

2 whole red chilies

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp green chillies finely chopped

1 tsp chilli powder

2 tbsp ghee

Salt to taste

Coriander to garnish


  • Clean and wash the dals together. Pressure cook with turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water for 4-5 whistles or until the dal is cooked
  • Heat the ghee in a pan, add onions, cloves, cinnamon and red chillies and sauté till the onions turn brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, green chilies and chilli powder and sauté for 2 mins.
  • Add this to the cooked dal and boil for 5 mins.

Garnish with coriander and Serve hot rice.


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