Special Mash Ki Daal – Completely Dhaba Style

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If you do not want to go out but want to eat pure dhaba style mash ki dal then KookingMania.com is your right choice. This dry white lentils is all time favorite dish. Almost every dhaba and roadside hotel makes it. Due to its lovely and awesome taste it is a favorite of most Pakistani families. I am going to make it today and I am 100% sure that all will like it.

Dal recipes are a huge part of the staple diet in many SAARC countries India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. This is staple lentils of Punjab, Pakistan. This is widely eaten all over Pakistan in different forms with roti/chapati and boiled rice. It is served with pickle, green chutney, and fresh salad.

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Mash Ki Daal

Dhaba style Mash ki Daal / Lentils – Very famous when dine out. To enhance its flavor, different spices are being used. Try this lentil in unique pure Dhaba style to enjoy at home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5
Author Fareeha Raheel


  • 250 Grams Mash Ki Daal
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion Sliced
  • 1 Inch Ginger Julian
  • 1 tsp Garlic-Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Pepper 4-5, Clove 4-5, 1 Black Cardamom
  • 5 Green chili
  • Salt To taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Large Tomato Chopped
  • Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh green Coriander

For Tempering (Tadka)

  • 100 Grams Butter
  • 4-5 Button Red Chili
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed
Nutrition Facts
Mash Ki Daal
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Soak the lentil for 15 minutes and then boil for another 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil, add green chili, clove, pepper, cardamom and saute it.
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  •  Now add Garlic-Ginger Paste, finely sliced onions. Cook until light brown. Now add Coriander powder, Salt, Turmeric , Red Chili Powder, chopped tomato, cumin and cook until light pink in color. 
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  • Add boiled daal. Add 1/2 cup water and cook it on medium heat for 4-5 minutes till soft. 
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Making Tempering (Tedka)

  • Heat the butter (makhan) on medium flame. Add Button Red Chili, Cumin seed and fry them to brown.
  • Add this tempering to the daal and mix. Sprinkle Julian ginger, green Coriander.
    Mash Ki Daal
  • Serve hot with roti/chapati or nan.


  • For garnishing, you may use mint, green chili, spice powder.
  • Serve it with salad, green chutni, tangy pickle.
Mash Ki Daal

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