Punjabi Dhabe Walli dal is one of those amazing dals which you get while you are driving in North India and stop at a Dhaba to have some food! This dal tastes amazing with some hot rotis or rice!
I love all dals.I remember growing up to eating a different dal every day of the week. There was moong, channa, urad, masoor, arhar (toor), moth and so many more which mom used to make on a daily basis. I also remember never remembering their names and telling mum by color and shape as to what dal we wanted to eat that day. And among that is one dal which stands out as a favorite, in fact, my most favorite dal. And that is the Punjabi dhabe walli dal.
So the other day, when I was tweeting my lunch menu and this Punjabi dhabe walli dal was a part of the menu. I got so many requests for the recipe, I realised that it is not just my favorite but a lot of people seem to like it.
Anyone who loves road travel will tell you one of the best parts of going on long drives in North India is to eat the food in the dhabhas. The khasta paranthas, butter chicken and this dal. And not just the food I think dhabas are a special part of the Indian roads long drive even otherwise. Those breaks for tea and lunch with truck drivers who stop alongside with you! It is where India seems to merge.
Memories of that India is what I keep with myself when I eat this dal with onions, green chilli and roti at home 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do.
Edited to add – This is a post from Jan 2011 which has been updated with new pictures and republished.