Irina’s Dal Bhorta

    40 mins

    Dal Bhorta is an easy side dish that is often made in my home when there is not enough groceries or my mom does not feel like cooking. A trick to making dal bhorta is using left over dal from previous meals. You will just have to heat the dal so that all the water dries up completely, and the dal can be made into a paste. It is eaten with plain white rice, or can also be used to make dal poori.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 cup Moshur dal
    • 1 big onion, sliced
    • 3 dry red chilies
    • 1 tablespoon mustard oil
    • Salt as needed

    Prep:40min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Boil the dal until the water dries up and the dal becomes soft. Set aside for cooling.
    2. Use a sheel pata to make a paste of the dal when it has cooled.
    3. Meanwhile, toast the dry red chillies on a tawa until the chillies turn dark.
    4. On a bowl, mix the toasted dry red chillies, onion slices and mustard well until the onions become soft. Mix in the pasted daal with the onions and chillies.

    Serving suggestion

    Serve with plain white rice.

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