Shahi Daal | How to make Shahi Daal

By Angeline David  |  19th Nov 2016  |  
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About Shahi Daal Recipe

This dish is inspired from the taste of North Indian cuisine.

Shahi Daal, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Shahi Daal is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Angeline David. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Shahi Daal is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Shahi Daal recipe by Angeline David. Shahi Daal can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Shahi Daal just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Shahi Daal can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Shahi Daal.

Shahi Daal

Ingredients to make Shahi Daal

  • Toor daal 1 cup
  • tomato 1
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds 2 tbsp
  • bay leaf 1
  • fennel seeds 1 tbsp
  • cloves 8
  • cinnamon stick 2 inches
  • garlic paste 2 tsp
  • red chilli powder 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala 1 tbsp
  • coriander powder 2 tbsp
  • Few curry leaves
  • Chopped ginger 1 tsp
  • oil 5-8 tbsp
  • salt to taste

How to make Shahi Daal

  1. Pressure cook the toor daal, turmeric powder and tomato together till 6-7 whistles blow. Once the dal cooks, separate the tomatoes from the dal and mash the dal.
  2. In a frying pan, pour some oil and let the oil heat.
  3. Once the oil is heated, add in the cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, fennel seeds and fry it.
  4. Once it is fried, add in the bay leaf, finely chopped ginger, 3 curry leaves, garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
  5. Stir it and let it fry. Pour in some water to the mixture and let it boil for 2 minutes on a high flame.
  6. Then reduce the flame and add in the mashed daal, add salt to taste and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Then turn off the heat and add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and stir well.
  8. Transfer it into a beautiful dish and garnish it with coriander leaves and ginger juliennes.

My Tip:

Frying spice powders with a small quantity of water will enhance the flavor of this dish.

Reviews for Shahi Daal (1)

Andrea Srivastava3 years ago

Beautiful dish!