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Dal Karail By Chef Pankaj Bhadouria

Dal Karail

Dal Karail is a simple yet tasty dish from north India. Chef Pankaj Bhadouria brings this lentil-based dish to your kitchen.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10 Min



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  • For Dal Karail

    • 1 cup soaked split white lentils

    • salt to taste

    • 6-7 tbsp oil

    • 2 tbsp oil

    • ¼ tsp asafoetida

    • ½ cup onion paste

    • 1-2 tsp ginger garlic paste

    • 1 tsp turmeric powder

    • 1 tsp red chilli powder

    • 1 tsp coriander powder

    • 1 tsp garam masala powder

    • water as required

    • preserved water of split white lentils

    • salt to taste

    • 1 tsp dry mango powder

    • coriander sprig for garnish


  1. 1

    Blend soaked white lentils, salt and water into a thick and smooth batter.
  2. 2

    Wet your hands with water and make fritters of the batter in an oval shape and deep fry them.
  3. 3

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add asafoetida, onion paste, ginger garlic paste and saute.
  4. 4

    Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, water and mix well.
  5. 5

    Add salt, preserved split white lentils water to the pan and mix well.
  6. 6

    Cut the karail and add them to the boiling gravy and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  7. 7

    Mix dry mango powder and water to make a paste. Add the paste to the dal and bring it to a boil.
  8. 8

    Garnish with some fresh coriander sprig and Dal Karail is ready to serve.

Dal Karail is a lentil-based recipe famous in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. It is made with split white lentils paste, deep-fried into vadas and cooked in a gravy made of onion paste, ginger garlic paste and spice powders. It’s a very simple and wholesome dish that can be served with rice or roti as an accompaniment.

This traditional Dal Karail is mouth-watering.

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