Akbari daalby Vandana GoelCreated on Oct 19th

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Akbari daalby Vandana Goel
  • Prep Time9Hours
  • Cook Time40mins
  • Serves4People

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Akbari daal


  • Black urad whole - 250 gms
  • Cream - 2 tbsp
  • Curds beaten - 100 gms
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • A pinc of nutmeg powder
  • Amchoor powder - 2 tsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Shahi masala - 2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Coriander fresh
  • Ghee - 2 to 3 tbsp


  1. Overnight soak the whole black lentils/akki urad and pressure cook till soft.
  2. In a small pan put a little desi ghee and put jeera, let it splutters. Add the shahi masala and malai/cream.
  3. Add curd and stir till it leaves the sides of the pan. Add amchoor powder and a little nutmeg powder, chillies, add salt to taste and a little sugar.
  4. Add all the above masalas to the cooked dal and garnish with fresh coriander and a dash of cream.
My Tip: Shahi masala home made: made out of khus khus, rose leaves, almonds, cashew & elaichi.
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    Neetu sharm 7 days ago

    Plz share quntity of ingridents to make Shahi masala

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    Rama gupta 2 months ago

    Please share ingredients of Shahi masala

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    Sonali Banerji Roy 3 months ago

    Great recipe.will prepare on Saturdays.can you plz give the measurents for shahi masala.how much of each for two persons?

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    Prerna Desai 3 months ago

    Measurements for.sahimasala

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    sana Tungekar 10 months ago

    sure tha ks sorry i got confused as cooking time 9 hrs

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    Bindiya Sharma 10 months ago

    Sana it is soaked overnight, hence prep time is 9 hrs and cooking time about 40 minutes.

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    sana Tungekar 10 months ago

    9hours is long aint it i guess time is written wrongly may be

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    Tensy Bedi a year ago

    Looks really delicious

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