Arhar ki Daal , lasun ke chownk wali

For the first day of the Special Theme , we have Arhar ki Daal with Lasun ka Chowk. Yes , from Uttar Pradesh . I had made a complete spread from this state and had not posted some of the recipes . Now my mission is to post all those pending recipes .
Today’s daal is called Arhar or Tuver ki daal. It is the pigeon pea lentil , some people also call it sambar wali daal . Chaunk is a typical Indian word for tempering , and since this daal is tempered with garlic it has been named so .

The daal should be tempered with ghee to get that special flavour , garlic should be just golden , it is a simple comfort Daal but with a special flavour .This daal was a part of my Uttar Pradesh Thali.

Arhar ki Daal , lasun ke chownk wali

Arhar ki Daal

Ingredients

1 cup arhar daal
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 Tbsp ginger-chopped finely
Aamchoor powder or lemon juice
Salt to taste

Tempering

1 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp garlic , chopped
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of asafoetida

Method

Wash and soak the daal for at least one hour .
Add turmeric and salt to the daal and pressure cook for 2 whistles .
Open after the pressure is released .
Give a light stir to the daal .
Temper the daal with pure ghee , chopped garlic , cuminseeds and asafoetida .

Arhar ki Daal , lasun ke chownk wali

 

Print Recipe
Arhar ki Daal
A simple no frill daal from Lucknowi kitchen, tempered with pure ghee burnt garlic and cumin seeds.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the daal for at least one hour .
  2. Add turmeric and salt to the daal and pressure cook for 2 whistles .
  3. Open after the pressure is released .
  4. Give a light stir to the daal .
  5. Temper the daal with pure ghee , chopped garlic , cuminseeds and asafoetida .

8 thoughts on “Arhar ki Daal , lasun ke chownk wali”

  1. Just love this simple dal. My grandma, who was from UP, used to make it. Since no one in my family likes garlic floating over dal, I don’t make this dal. Your lahsun wali dal made me feel nostalgic

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