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Punjabi Sookhi Urad Dal

Updated: Jan 30, 2019

Chef: Aanal Kotak

  • Recipe Servings: 4

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes

  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients of Punjabi Sookhi Urad Dal

  • 1 Cup skinned urad dal (dhuli urad dal)

  • 2 large onion julienned

  • Salt to taste

  • 1/4 Cup cooking oil

  • 2 green chili chopped

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp red chili powder

  • 1 tsp amchur (mango powder)

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • a pinch of asafetida

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

How to Make Punjabi Sookhi Urad Dal

  1. To prepare the Sookhi Urad Dal, first clean, rinse and soak the urad dal in enough water for 1 - 2 hour.

  2. Next in a pressure cooker add soaked urad dal along with 2 Cups of water.

  3. Add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, green chili, ginger garlic paste, asafetida, mango powder and garam masala. Stir to combine.

  4. Pressure cook the dal over medium heat for 2 - 3 whistle or till dal is just cooked through and not mushy.

  5. Turn off the heat. Let the steam release naturally from the pressure cooker.

  6. Open the lid of pressure cooker and check dal for doneness. If yet not fully cooked through let it simmer without lid over low heat for few more minutes.

  7. Once you are ready to serve the dal, transfer Sookhi Urad Dal to a serving bowl.

  8. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the onion till deep golden in color.

  9. Add the fried onion over the dal. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

  10. Serve Sookhi Urad Dal warm with Phulka.

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