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Lasooni Dal Recipe, Garlicky Dal Recipe

Comments : 22 Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Daal or Lentils, Dals or Daal, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Meal, Protein Rich Food, Punjabi Cuisine, Side Dish, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lasooni dal is garlicky dal that has the predominate flavours of garlic in it. Made from a mixture of toor dal and moong dal is mildly spicy and goes well with steamed rice and roti.

Dal made with garlic flavour

Garlicy Dal

This Punjabi dal is tempered with ghee, spices and of course garlic. This tasty and easy dal is a treat to the senses. This dal is more on the thicker consistency than the normal dal.

It’s something you must try. Actually, I do not like garlic so the amount I ate was minimum and yet I liked it.

The main ingredients in this garlic tadka dal are toor dal or arhar dal,   moong dal and garlic.

The other dal that I have tried in the past are Sadha Varan or Plain Dal~Dal The Maharashtrian WayMenthe Baali Tavi,  Palak Moong DalMoong ki DalKali DalToi~ Dal The Goan Way.

Now let’s try out Lasooni dal that I have adapted from here.

Lasooni Dal Recipe, Garlicky Dal Recipe

Lasooni dal is garlicky dal that you will enjoy if you like garlic!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Brunch, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Protein Rich Diet, Side Dish, Special Diet
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Servings: 3 people


  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 1/4 cup moong dal
  • 1/4 cup Tomato chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic cut into julienne
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp methi seeds optional
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 turmeric powder
  • 1 piece Dry red chili
  • 3 cloves piece
  • 1/2 inch piece Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Salt to Taste
  • Water as needed
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  • Pressure cook the toor dal and the moong dal with sufficient water, chopped tomato(reserve a few to add on top) and turmeric for 2 whistles on high flame then lower the flame and cook for 1 whistle. Let the pressure fall naturally.
  • Open the cooker and mash the dal with the back of the ladle. (if you do this job when the dal is hot you will not need to blend the dal with blender).
  • In kadhai/wok heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chilli, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and methi if using.
  • Fry the garlic till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the dal and the coriander seed powder.
  • Add the salt and adjust the thickness of the dal.
  • Let the dal cook for about 5 min.
  • Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves and the chopped tomatoes.
  • Serve lasooni dal hot with steamed rice or jeera rice, roti or paratha.

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22 thoughts

  • September 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I love all dals with almost burnt garlic taste..this is a classic one!

  • September 18, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Tempered with burnt garlic , and most important ghee .. nothing like it . Any dal would taste fantastic . This recipe reminds me of my moms cooking .

  • September 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Burnt garlic adds that unique flavor to any dals and this one is a pure bliss. love it.

  • September 18, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I have tasted lasooni dal from a friend of mine.. The garlicy taste is just to fall for.. Simply yumm..

  • September 18, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I love garlic and this combination with lentils sounds so aromatic and flavorful! Yum

  • September 19, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Those burnt garlic bites will definitely gives a pleasant garlicky flavor to this dal, inviting dal..

  • September 19, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I learnt about this garlic tadka when my SIL prepared it first. I loved it so much that I always use garlic in dhal tadka from then.

  • Sapna
    September 19, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    I believe garlic can make anything way more tasty. That dal is so comforting with some rotis.

  • September 20, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Its like I can smell the garlicky tadka….yummy. Love dals with garlic, makes them so flavorful.

  • September 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Love the garlic flavor tadka in dal.. makes more healthy and tasty too.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    oh this one is a hit at my house – and welcomed everyday – the husband and elder daughter are great fans of garlic, especially the burnt garlic version ! nice pick, arch

  • September 26, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Garlic is not a favorite at home or at my in laws place. But I am a real big fan of it. I love it the most in dals where it gives a nice flavor without overwhelming the whole dish.

  • October 4, 2017 at 11:10 am

    classic dal recipe. I love lasooni dals and make it often. nicely done

  • Nalini
    October 5, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Must be a comforting and flavorful dhal..

  • March 18, 2018 at 3:27 am

    I simply love the garlic tadka in any dal.. gives a lovely flavour.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 18, 2018 at 8:51 pm


  • March 18, 2018 at 3:29 am

    I simply love the garlic tadka in any dal. gives a lovely flavour.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 18, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      I am not a great garlic fan.

  • March 19, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Simply and flavourful daal can be paired with steaming rice and phulka!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 20, 2018 at 7:46 pm


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