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Punjabi Sookhi Urad Daal

Sookhi Urad ki daal- Stir fried white lentil in mild spices,Punjabi speciality
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Lentil/Daal, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Punjabi Cuisine
Keyword: daal, punjabi urad daal, sookhi urad daal, urad daal
Servings: 3 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1 cup Split White Gram / Safed Urad
  • 1 cup/125 gms Tomatoes / Tamatar chopped
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • 1/3 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 2.5 tsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1.5 tbsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 1 tsp Green Chillies / Hari Mirch chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger / Adrak chopped


  • Wash and soak dhuli urad daal daal in enough water for 20 minutes
  • Drain the water and boil 4 cups of water in a pan .
  • When water start boiling add 1/4 tsp turmeric and the soaked daal in it.
  • Cook till its almost done but the grain should remain separate.
  • Drain the boiled daal in a colander to drain the extra water.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add the tempering ingredients.
  • Add chopped tomato and salt and cook till tomato become soft and mushy
  • Now add turmeric ,chili powder,garam masala and the boiled daal in the pan.
  • Mix gently and cover the pan and simmer till done.
  • Add lemon juice,fresh coriander and 1 tbsp of ghee.
  • Mix and serve hot


Serving suggestions- best served with roti ,parathas or rice.
  1. Don't over cook the daal at step 3 else it become mushy while adding in the tempering.
  2. Addition of lemon juice is optional.