Akbari daal

By Vandana Goel  |  19th Oct 2015  |  
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About Akbari daal Recipe

This is one my mom's best recipes which I really love.

Akbari daal is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Awadhi. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Akbari daal is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Akbari daal at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 540 minute for the preparation and 40 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Akbari daal by Vandana Goel in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Akbari daal at your home without any difficulties. Akbari daal is one of the representative dishes of Awadhi which you can serve in any special occasions.

Akbari daal

Ingredients to make 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

How to make Akbari daal

  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.

Reviews for Akbari daal (2)

Nancy Agarwal2 years ago

I will try soon. Looking v delicious

Salma Shaikh3 years ago

Please share recepie of shahi masala