Langar Wali Dal / Punjabi Maa Chhole Ki Dal


It’s Sunday and I bring to you what is prepared in GuruDwaras/ Mega Kitchens of India. It’s the traditional curry which has been served for years in our GuruDwaras. We all Indians love this and enjoy the fragrance it has, the way it soothes our taste buds. However, I have prepared this in the shortest way possible. The traditional method may include more steps which I have skipped. However, It’s possible to bring that taste preparing the way I have done.

Here is the secret what I have learned during these days since I started cooking. And I am going to reveal this to everyone. This is the shortest method ever to prepare pulses. Hence you can apply this method to any pulse you want to prepare at home. Let me know in the comment section if you happen to try this method. It’s a simple method and you can’t even judge that I did put onions/ tomatoes while preparing. The end product will be same as you prepare pulses in a traditional way.


Let’s go!

Overall Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • Urad dal or split black gram and Channa dal or split Bengal gram in 2:1 proportion 1/2 cup
  • Chopped Green Chilies 4 Nos.
  • Chopped Garlic Cloves 5 Nos.
  • Spices (1/2 tbsp salt, 1/4 tbsp each of coriander powder, garam masala, Kasoori methi 2 tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil/ vegetable oil


  1. Wash lentils till the water comes out clean. Keep aside.
  2. Bring your heavy pan/ cooker to heat. Add olive oil/ vegetable oil.
  3. Now add chopped garlic cloves. Let it saute till golden brown.
  4. Add chopped green chilies now. Let it crackle for 1 minute.
  5. Bring in spices. Add 1/2 tbsp salt, 1/4 tbsp each of coriander powder, garam masala, Kasoori methi 2 tbsp.
  6. Add Urad dal or split black gram and Channa dal or split Bengal gram and 2 & 1/4 cups of water.
  7. Let it simmer till cooked in the case of heavy pot/ give 4 whistles in cooker.
  8. Now remove the lid and keep it to boil for 5 minutes. Keep it moving for 5 minutes with the help of serving spoon.

Enjoy it along with chapati/ rice/ Naan.


Calories 247.4
Total Fat 3.0 gm
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 29.9 mg
Potassium 439.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 45.4 gm
Protein 12.2 gm

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Published by Himanshu Kumar

Hello! I am a Food Blogger and Fusion Recipe Creator. When I am not posting on my website and media pages, you can find me developing UX. Welcome to my journey for Food. This is a space where I am going to share which I will create new dishes/ recipes and design them myself. This is a place which represents my passion for food. I started cooking in the early months of 2016 to showcase what I actually do. I love food and a true foodie. Hence I wanted to showcase by means of blogging. I do like taking pictures of food. So Why not show your love for food to world. Email me at if you have any queries and don’t forget to follow my blog if you would like to get email alerts when I post a new recipe.

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