Oats & Lentil Daleem

Prepare a healthy and delicious meal for your family this weekend. This Oats & Lentil Daleem recipe makes 6-8 servings #HealthyCookingToyou

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  • Mash daal (White lentil) ½ Cup (washed & soaked overnight)
  • Chana daal (Split chickpeas) ½ Cup (washed & soaked overnight)
  • Moong daal (Split yellow lentil) ½ Cup (washed & soaked overnight)
  • Masoor daal (Split orange lentil) ½ Cup (washed & soaked overnight)
  • Pani (Water) 4-5 Cups or as required
  • Instant oats 1 & ½ Cups
  • Pani (Water) 1 & ½ Cups or as required
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 4-5
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 2
  • Baadiyan ka phool (Star anise) 2
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 8-10
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tbs
  • Saunf (Fennel seeds) ½ tbs
  • Tez paat (Bay leaf) 2
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 2 tbs or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp
  • Javatri powder (Mace powder) ¼ tsp
  • Salt or Pink Salt ½ tbs or to taste
  • Oli of your choice ¼ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2 medium
  • Lehsan (Garlic) crushed 1 tbs
  • Adrak (Ginger) crushed 1 tbs
  • Chicken boneless cubes ½ kg
  • Prepared spice mix 2-3 tbs or to taste
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup
  • Pani (Water) 2 Cups
  • Salt or Pink salt to taste
  • Pani (Water) 1 Cup (if required for desired consistency)


  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander)
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne
  • Lemon juice
  • Chaat masala


In pot,add white lentil,split chickpeas,split yellow lentil,split orange lentil and water,mix well and bring it to boil,cover & cook on low flame until lentils are done (approx. 45 minutes).

Add instant oats and mix well.

Add water and mix well,cover and cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes & keep stirring in between.

In spice mixer,add green cardamom,black cardamom,star anise,cinnmom sticks,black peppercorns, cloves,cumin seeds,fennel seeds,bay leaves and grind to make a fine powder.

In bowl,add grinded powder,red chili powder,turmeric powder,nutmeg powder,mace powder,salt or pink salt and mix well.Daleem spice mix is ready!

In wok,add oil,onion,mix well and fry until onion are brown.

Add garlic,ginger and mix well.

Add chicken,mix well until chicken changes color.

Now add prepared spice mix and mix well.

Add yogurt,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add water,mix well and bring it to boil,cover and cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

In boiled lentils & oats,add prepared chicken qorma and mix well.

Add pink salt and mix well.

Switch off the flame,blend the whole mixture with the help of the blender.

Switch on the flame,add water and mix well,cook until desired consistency.

For assembling:

In serving bowl,add oats & lentil daleem,fresh coriander,ginger,lemon juice,chaat masala & serve.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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