Punjabi Dhaba Daal

Punjabi dhaba daal recipe lies in the best daal recipes in Pakistan. It is a famous Punjabi dish available at dhaba restaurants at highways and motorways in Punjab province. It tastes best with hot tandoori roti, so when you make this daal, serve it with tandoori naans for best taste.

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2 – 3 green chillies, chopped
¼ cup coriander leaves
¼ cup chana dal
8 – 10 garlic cloves, crushed
4 tbsp oil
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp cumin powder
¼ cup red kidney beans (rajma)
1 tbsp red chilli powder
2 onions, chopped
1 tbsp kasoori methi
3 tbsp butter
½ cup (urad dal)
salt to taste
How to make Punjabi Dhaba Daal


Clean, wash and soak urad dal, chana dal and kidney beans in sufficient water for at least six hours. Remove soaked dals, mix in six cups water and cook till the dals are completely cooked. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, stir-fry briefly till golden brown. Mix in chopped onion, chopped green chillies and cook till onion is golden brown in colour.

Mix in red chilli powder, cumin powder and tomatoes and cook, add the cooked dals and add in salt, chopped coriander leaves and add kasoori methi and serve hot.

How to Make Punjabi Dhaba Daal (Summarized Method):

  • First clean and wash urad and chana dal as well as kidney beans and then soak in water for six hours at least.
  • Then drain the water, transfer lentils and beans to cooking pot, add six cups of water and cook until they are thoroughly cooked.
  • Heat oil in pan, stir-fry garlic briefly until it becomes golden brown.
  • Add chopped onions, green chilies and cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Now add red chili powder, cumin powder, tomatoes and cook along.
  • Then add cooked lentils and beans, add salt, chopped coriander leaves, dried fenugreek leaves and mix well.
  • Punjabi dhaba daal is ready to serve. Enjoy with hot tandoori roti!

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Reviews & Comments

This recipe for punjabi dhaba dal was excessively simple. I just added a little imli to it likewise to make it more delicious.

  • Sana,

By the way, I like chicken tikka and mutton karahi but I also like punjabi dhaba daal recipe and also some other dal recipes to enjoy at home with all my family members.

  • Jaah, Karachi

I am interested in this recipe but yet I am very much inspired with dhaba daal in Karachi and available at restaurants at super highway on the way from Khi to Hyd. Punjabi daal will be a new experience for me but I will be happy to taste it.

  • Namarta, Tando Adam Khan

Punjabi Dhaba Daal Punjab Ki Famous Recipe ha Punjab M Dhaba DAAl Gharon ma bhi bnai jati ha But Dhaba ki Daal Recipe ka apna hi taste hota ha

  • sania, Lahore

I am amazed to see the recipe name Dhaba dal at kfoods punjabi recipes? dal recipe is a common thing in my view but this dal recipe seems to be a different one.

  • Sajid, Lahore