Mash ki Daal

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Mash ki Daal is a staple dinner item made in most Pakistani households.
  • PREP TIME: 20 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 30 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 4 persons
Mash ki Daal


  • 1 Pao or 250 grams Mash ki Daal (Split husked black gram/Urad dal)– 250 gms
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large Onion, finely sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, finely grated
  • Salt – to taste
  • 3 Small green chillies, finely sliced, for garnish
  • Cilantro and Mint leaves – finely chopped, for garnish


  • 1. Wash Mash ki Daal and soak for about 20 minutes.
  • 2. Drain the daal and add it to a pressure cooker. Add 1.5 cups of fresh water, along with ginger and salt. Follow the directions of your pressure cooker and cook the daal till soft (about 5 minutes). Make sure that the pressure is released before opening the cooker.
  • 3. Once the daal is cooked, place it in a serving dish.
  • 4. Heat oil in a small frying pan. Add sliced onion and fry them till caramelized and golden. Remove the onions with a slotted spoon and pour them over the daal.
  • 5. Garnish with the tempering oil along with the sliced green chilles & coriander leaves.


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