Langar Waali Dal or Urad Chana Dal

“Langar Waali Dal” that’s what we call it at home, also known as Urad Chane ki Dal. It is a mix of two dals – Urad and Chana. The combination tastes so good, it can be enjoyed with the rice as well as the phulkas. It is a very easy recipe and I hope you like it!!!

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 40 mins, Total – 45 mins

Servings: 3-4


  1. Split Black Lentils (Split Urad Dal) – 1/2 cup
  2. Split Bengal Gram (Split Chana Dal) – 1/3 cup
  3. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  4. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  5. Tomatoes – 2 medium (puree)
  6. Green Chilli – 1 (puree along with tomatoes)
  7. Black Cardamom – 1
  8. Bay Leaf – 1
  9. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  10. Asafoetida – 1/5 tsp
  11. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Garam Masala Powder – 1/3 tsp
  13. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  14. Chana Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  15. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  16. Ghee – 2 tbsp (you can use oil, but it tastes best in ghee)
  17. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (garnishing)
  18. Water – 2 1/2 cups
  19. Salt to taste

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Langar Waali Dal:

  1. Mix both the dals and soak it in water for 20 mins
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker
  3. Add black cardamom and bay leaf. Saute for a few seconds
  4. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let it splutter
  5. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute for a few seconds
  6. Add onions. Saute till golden brown
  7. Add tomatoes and green chilli puree. Saute
  8. Add spices – red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and chana masala powder
  9. Cook till ghee starts to separate
  10. Meanwhile wash the soaked dal a couple of times and then add it to the masala
  11. Add salt and mix well
  12. Add water. Mix and close the lid
  13. Let the first whistle blow on the high flame then turn the flame to low and cook for 30 mins (do not worry about the whistles)
  14. Turn off the flame and let the pressure settle on its own
  15. Open the lid. Add coriander leaves
  16. Your Langar Waali Dal is ready. Serve hot with rice or phulkas.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Navneet Kaur says:

    this looks amazing! can’t wait to try it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!! Definitely try 🙂


  2. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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