Sookhi Urad Dal,how to make sookhi urad dal, sookhi urad dal recipes
Recipe type: Main
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
North Indian style Sookhi Urad Dal recipe with step by step instruction. You could club this dish along with rajma masala, raita, pickle, papad, rice and roti.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup split black gram (dhuli urad dal)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil or butter
  • 1 t/s cumin seed
  • 2 green chilies chopped finely (actual recipe calls for 4 I like mild spiced)
  • 2 onion sliced and fried until light brown in color (actual recipe calls for 1 onion)
  • ½ t/s garam masala powder (actual recipe calls for ¼ t/s)
  • 1 t/s roasted cumin seed powder (this isn't there in actual recipe)
  • 1 t/s mango powder (amchur)
  • ½ t/s black pepper
  • salt to taste ( I have used black salt)
How to make the recipe?
  1. Soak the black grams overnight. Strain the water. Fry onion until brown and keep aside.
  2. Take a pan add ghee / oil / butter once hot add cumin seed and green chilies.
  3. Once they crackle add soaked black grams with little salt. Stir for 5-6 mins.
  4. Add 2 cups of water now cook on high heat until water evaporates and is semi dry.
  5. Now reduce the heat. I have covered the vessel with a lid of water to speed up the process of cooking also this helps it not to get dry or burn. Cook covered for 10 mins.
  6. Keep stirring in between, remove the lid. Cook for sometime without covering until grains are cooked.
  7. Now add amchur powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder and fried onion. Add some ghee / butter over it.
  8. Serve the Sukhi Dal with hot roti or rice.
1.Please don't cook on high heat else the grams might get burn or get stuck to the bottom.
2.You could follow the same recipe for other grams or lentils.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at