Punjabi Urad Dal Recipe
Punjabi style urad dal is a delicious, gluten-free semi-dry dal recipe. Learn how to make sookhi urad dal in a few simple steps.
- 1 Cup skinless urad dal (dhuli urad)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur)
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
- 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
- 1 green chili, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala see recipe here
- Salt to taste
Ingredients For Tadka (Tempering):
- 1/4 Cup ghee
- 1 Cup sliced onion
To prepare the Punjabi 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.
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 ghee 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 chapati for lunch.
Urad Dal: Make sure dal is soaked for at least 1 - 2 hours else it will not cook properly.
Do not add too much water to cook the dal. It is a semi-dry dal. Hence, we do not need too much liquid.
2 - 3 whistles over low heat on a stovetop pressure cooker are enough to cook the dal. Cooking for too long will make it mushy. In an electric pressure cooker, it takes 5 - 6 minutes.
Tempering: Please use ghee for tempering the dal. Tadka made in refined oil will not taste good.
Make sure onions are golden fried before pouring over the dal.
Vegan Dal: By skipping ghee in the tempering you can make vegan urad dal. Instead of ghee use coconut oil.
Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4mg