How to make Urad Dal - SK Khazana -

This dal is simple and yet very tasty and goes well with rotis

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) (उड़द दाल धुली), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Urad Dal - SK Khazana

Urad Dal - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Urad Dal - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Tempering

  • Ghee 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 1-2

  • Curry leaves 7-8

  • Red chilli powder 1/2

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish


Step 1

Take Urad Dal in a large bowl, wash it 2-3 times with sufficient water.

Step 2

Put the dal into a pressure cooker, add sufficient water, cover the cooker and cook under pressure till 3-4 whistles are given out. Allow the pressure to be released completely.

Step 3

Transfer the cooked dal into a non-stick pan, add ½ cup water, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt, mix well and let the mixture come to a boil.

Step 4

Add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix well. Take it off the heat.

Step 5

Heat ghee in a non-stick tempering pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add asafoetida, green chillies, curry leaves and red chilli powder and mix well.Add the tempering to the prepared dal and cover the pan immediately.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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