Always Forget To Soak Your Dal? Make This Instant Dal Premix At Home 

By Shireen Jamooji

September 19, 2023

Dal is one of the simplest Indian meals to make, but unless you're prepared it can be a slow process to get the desired results. With this instant premix, you can have dal ready in minutes, a quick and convenient store cupboard solution.


1 ½ cups toor dal ¼ cup moong dal ½ cup of coriander seeds ¼ cup of black peppercorns ¼ cup of cumin seeds 5-6 dry red chillies ½ tsp methi seeds A handful of curry leaves ½ cup of grated dry coconut 2 teaspoons of rock salt 1 tsp of dry ginger powder ½ tsp of hing ½ tsp of turmeric powder 1 tsp of oil 

Step 1

Dry roast each ingredient separately until they turn slightly brown and emit a fragrant aroma.

Step 2

After roasting all the ingredients, turn off the heat. Add the salt to the hot pan, stir for a few seconds, and then mix it with the other roasted ingredients.

Step 3

Allow all the roasted ingredients to cool down then transfer to a mixer or food processor jar.

Step 4

 Add turmeric powder, asafoetida, and dry ginger powder. Grind them into a fine powder.

Step 5

Transfer the Instant Dal Mix to a wide bowl and let it cool completely. Once cooled, store the mix in a clean, dry, and odour-free container.