July 28, 2021
Art-n-Culture Recipies

Lesser known treasures from Kumaon

Kumaoni Dubke is one of the authentic dishes of Kumaon, Uttarakhand. Made with locally grown Organic Lentils like gram, green gram, gahat and Bhatt, this is an extremely flavour full and nourishing dish. This one’s a true labour of love. Slow cooked lentils in earthen pots, imparts a distinct smoky flavours and keeps the nutrition locked in.


  • Whole Moong Dal 1 Cup
  • Chana Dal 1/2 cup 
  • 4 tbsp ghee.
  • 2tbsp crushed garlic. 
  • 2tsp cumin seeds (zeera)
  • Whole red dry chillies. 2-3.
  •  1tsp turmeric powder 
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder 
  • 1tsp garam masala powder
  • Heeng – a pinch 
  • 4-5 cups water

Soak the dals overnight. 

In the morning wash well removing the green peels that separate from the dal.

Grind the soaked washed Dal’s to a fine paste adding enough water.  Set aside.

 In a Lange heavy bottom pot (earthenware) heat ghee.  Put in cumin seeds, garlic, whole red chillies, heeng and fry well.  Put in the dal paste, 4-5 cups of water, salt, turmeric, coriander powder and garam masala. Keep stirring till one boil comes. lower the flame and let it simmer for further 40-45 mins.

Once done temper with ghee and red chilli powder (optional) 

Serve with rice topped with a dollop of ghee.


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