Mian Jee Ki Daal

Mian Jee Ki Daal Recipe

Mian Jee Ki Daal is one of the most popular dishes of a restaurant situated on GT road LalaMosa. The dal is a blend of 3 kinds of dals. This is made with desi ghee, which is a specialty of dal. Therefore, prepare it in desi ghee and you will get its exact flavor.

Mian Jee Ki Daal Recipe


  • Dal chana 1/2 cup (soak for 1 hour)
  • Dal masoor 1/2 cup (soak for 1 hour)
  • Dal mash 1/2 cup (soak for 1 hour)
  • Onion 2 (sliced)
  • Desi ghee 1 cup
  • Yogurt 1/2 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies 4-5 (sliced)
  • Salt 1 tsp or to taste
  • Black pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Sokha dania (dry coriander powder) 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tbsp
  • Cumin (zeera) 1 tsp
  • Sokhi methi (dry fenugreek) 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tbsp


  1. Add all dals (lentils) to a cooking pan. Add water and turmeric and boil until soft. Keep aside.
  2. Fry sliced onion in a little oil, grind it, and keep aside.
  3. Heat up 1/2 cup ghee in the cooking pan.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste and sliced green chili and saute for 20 seconds.
  5. Now add red chili powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, cumin powder, dry coriander powder.
  6. Stir continuously.
  7. Add yogurt and cook for a minute or until oil separates.
  8. Then add fried onion and bhoonfyingig nicely.
  9. Now add boil lentils in masala, mix well, add salt and cook on slow heat.
  10. Mash lentils with a spoon. It should be in thick consistency.
  11. Cook it on slow heat for about 5 minutes.
  12. At the end sprinkle sokhi methi and garam masala powder.
  13. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

For Baghar

Heat up the remaining 1/2 cup ghee in a saucepan and add 3-4 sliced green chilies. Stir fry for 5 seconds and pour over dal.


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