Punjabi Sukha Urad Dal

Punjabi Sukha Urad Dal


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About this recipe: This is a very comforting, hearty dal for a cold day. Serve with fresh phulkas and a colorful, crunchy salad made of chopped onion, tomato and cucumber.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 cup urad dal (split black lentils with skin)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 green chillies, cut into large pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small piece ginger, minced (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Chopped coriander leaves, for garnish

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:4hr soaking  ›  Ready in:4hr55min 

  1. Soak urad dal for 4 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Fry turmeric, green chillis, ginger, garlic and onions till golden brown.
  3. Drain the urad dal, and add the dal to the fry. Add salt and 1 cup water. Cook on low heat till dal is half cooked. Now add chopped tomatoes and garam masala. Add a little more water if dal is too thick. Cook till dal is completely cooked. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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