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Sultani Dal

Afroz Shaikh
20 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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This dal has a very royal history of Awadh . My mom had learnt from her father that is my nana.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Awadhi
  • Pressure Cook
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup Tur dal
  2. 1 cup milk
  3. 1/2 cup cream
  4. 1/2 cup yogurt
  5. 3-4 cloves of Garlic
  6. 1 tsp jeera
  7. 1/2 tsp kesar
  8. 1/2 red chili powder
  9. 1/4 turmeric powder
  10. 2 green chili
  11. 3-4 dry red chili
  12. 3 tsp ghee
  13. 3-4 green cardamons
  14. 3 cloves
  15. salt to taste
  16. 1 piece of aluminum foil
  17. 1 piece of red hot coal


  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.

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Bala Punj
Bala Punj   Mar-19-2018

Dhara joshi
Dhara joshi   Jun-02-2017

Nice.n .yummy

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