Daineiiong (Spicy Dal Curry)


It’s a North East dish, a part of the Garo-Khasi cuisine, the key ingredient being black sesame seeds. It’s the Meghalaya style dal prepared with lentils and black sesame seeds.

Ingredients of Daineiiong (Spicy Dal Curry)

  • Brown Masoor Dal – ½ cup
  • Toor Dal – ½ cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  • Black Sesame Seeds – 1 tbsp heaped.
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Paprika – 1 tsp

How To Make Daineiiong (Spicy Dal Curry)

  • Heat a kadai, add the sesame seeds and dry roast.
  • Then grind it into a coarse powder without adding any water.
  • Cook the dal by adding two cups of water for three whistles in the pressure cooker.
  • Once the pressure is released, mash the dal nicely.
  • Heat the kadai and add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the ginger-garlic paste.
  • Saute for a minute and add the cooked dal, powdered sesame seeds, paprika, and salt.
  • Mix them all and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Daineiiong is ready.
  • Serve hot with rice.


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