Shahi Urad dal

Urad dal prepared in Awadhi way


  • 1/2 cup urad dal, washed and soaked in water overnight
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 cardamom pods. crushed
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • few blanched almonds, cut in halves


  1. Pressure cook soaked dal along with turmeric powder, cardamom pods, ghee, milk, salt and half cup water until dal is just done and not mushy.
  2. Once pressure is released, whisk dal.
  3. Heat ghee and crackle cumin seeds. Fry onion, ginger and garlic paste till light brown.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, chilli powder and garam masala. Mix till tomatoes are soft.
  5. Add dal once oil starts separating. Stir.
  6. Adjust taste with salt.
  7. Garnish with almond slices and coriander leaves. Serve shahi urad dal hot with rice or roti.
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