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Sookhi Urad Dal

Sookhi Urad Dal Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword curry
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Priya Shiva


  • Urad dal/white lentil - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Lemon - 1 small one
  • Ginger julienne - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies - 2 chopped
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida/hing - 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp
  • Carom Seeds/ajwain - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp


  1. Clean and soak lentil for 1 hour in some water. Drain the water.
  2. Add lentil with 1 cup of water, turmeric powder and 1 tsp oil in a heavy bottom open pan.
  3. Once the water starts boiling, lower the flame and let the lentils get cooked till water is all soaked by lentils.. Keep stirring in between. Make sure the lentil does not turn mushy.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Add the asafoetida, carom seeds and cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds begin to crackle, add the chopped onions. Sauté the onions turn translucent. Add chopped green chilies, ginger, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix well.
  5. Add the cooked lentil and mix well. Remove from the flame
  6. Juice the lemon and add it in the pan and mix well.
  7. Transfer in a serving bowl, garnish coriander leaves and serve.