Punjabi Sookhi Urad Dal
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Punjabi Urad ki Sookhi Dal

Punjabi Sookhi Urad dal is very easy to make and delicious everyday dal recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 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 see recipe here


  • To prepare the Sookhi Urad Dal, first clean, rinse and soak the urad dal in enough water for 1 - 2 hour.
  • Next in a pressure cooker add soaked urad dal along with 2 Cups of water.
  • Add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, green chili, ginger garlic paste, asafetida, mango powder and garam masala. Stir to combine.
  • Pressure cook the dal over medium heat for 2 - 3 whistle or till dal is just cooked through and not mushy.
  • Turn off the heat. Let the steam release naturally from the pressure cooker ( buy it here ).
  • 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.
  • Once you are ready to serve the dal, transfer Sookhi Urad Dal to a serving bowl.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the onion till deep golden in color.
  • Add the fried onion over the dal. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve Sookhi Urad Dal warm with Phulka.