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Lachko Dal
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Lachko Dal

Lachko Dal is a dal typically prepared to eat with Gujarati Kadhi and Rice. Traditionally made with Tur dal, I like to make this dal using yellow moong dal. It is a super easy, simple and uber delicious recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gujarati, Indian, Kathiyawadi, Maharashtrian
Keyword: Indian Vegan Recipe, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Lentils
Servings: 4
Author: thewhiskaddict


  • Pressure Cooker


Pressure Cook the Yellow Moong Dal

  • 1 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1+ 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Salt

For Tempering

  • 1 Tbsp Groundnut (Peanut) Oil
  • 2 Tsp Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 1/2 Tsp Hing skip it to make it gluten-free
  • 2 Dried Whole Red Chillies
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Green Chili Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder Optional - Used only for the color
  • 5-7 Curry Leaves Optional


Pressure Cook the Yellow Moong Dal

  • In a pressure cooker add the yellow moong dal. Wash the dal using water a couple of times, until water is clear. If you are using Tur Dal, saok it in water for about 10 minutes. and drain it.
  • Add one and half cups of water to the dal. Next add in the turmeric and salt.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook the dal for 3 whistles.
  • Let the pressure cooker cool down naturally and open the dal
  • Whisk it and make it smooth.

Prepare the Tempering

  • Add Oil in a skillet and let it heat on a medium flame.
  • Once hot, add cumin seeds, hing and let it slutter.
  • Next add in the whole red chilies, ginger garlic and green chili paste along with red chili powder.
  • Saute every thing on medium flame making sure it doesn't burn.
  • Add the tadka to the dal and give it a mix. Or add the dal to the tadka and give it a mix. Either way works. Check for salt. Adjust the salt as per your taste.
  • Enjoy with Kadhi Rice or rotis.