Sultani Dal | How to make Sultani Dal

By Afroz Shaikh  |  13th Jul 2016  |  
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About Sultani Dal Recipe

This dal has a very royal history of Awadh . My mom had learnt from her father that is my nana.

Sultani Dal, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Sultani Dal by Afroz Shaikh will definitely help you in its preparation. The Sultani Dal can be prepared within 20 minutes. The time taken for cooking Sultani Dal is 25 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Sultani Dal step by step. The detailed explanation makes Sultani Dal so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Sultani Dal can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Sultani Dal from BetterButter.

Sultani Dal

Ingredients to make Sultani Dal

  • 1 cup Tur dal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 3-4 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1/2 tsp kesar
  • 1/2 red chili powder
  • 1/4 turmeric powder
  • 2 green chili
  • 3-4 dry red chili
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • 3-4 green cardamons
  • 3 cloves
  • salt to taste
  • 1 piece of aluminum foil
  • 1 piece of red hot coal

How to make Sultani Dal

  1. Wash and soak the tur dal for 10 minutes.
  2. Pressure cook dal with red chili powder, tumeric powder and salt until dal is cooked.
  3. In a bowl take milk, cream and yogurt and mix well.
  4. Make paste of cardamons and cloves and keep it aside.
  5. When the pressure of cooker is released open and drain the extra water if any. Then with back of spoon mash the dal, it should be of thick consistency.
  6. Now place the piece of aluminum foil on top of dal and gently place the red hot coal on it, then pour a tbsp of ghee on the coal and immediately close the lid of pressure cooker atleast for 15-20 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes ope the pressure cooker and carefully remove the coal and aluminum foil from the dal.
  8. Now add the cream, milk and yogurt mixture, cardomons and clove paste and kesar to dal and mix well. Let it simmer for on low heat for 5 minutes.
  9. For tadka heat remaining ghee in the pan and add jeera, dry red chili, 1/4 tsp red chili powder and chopped garlic.
  10. Pour the tadka over the dal and cover the dal with lid.
  11. Garnish with slit green chilies.

My Tip:

Seeve with chapati or rice.

Reviews for Sultani Dal (6)

Bala Punj2 years ago


Dhara joshi3 years ago

Nice.n .yummy

Seema Sharma3 years ago

tur dal is arhar dal

Tasi Naaz3 years ago

It's very authentic, n great in taste

Babita Sharma4 years ago


Bindiya Sharma4 years ago

absolutely delicious!!

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