Smoked Sultani Dal | How to make Smoked Sultani Dal

By Rashmi Ahuja  |  23rd Apr 2017  |  
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About Smoked Sultani Dal Recipe

Smoked sultani dal from Awadhi cuisine. It is a creamy and delicious dal recipe, cooked with the richness of yogurt.

Smoked Sultani Dal is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Smoked Sultani Dal in your kitchen. This recipe requires 30 minutes for preparation and 45 minutes to cook. The Smoked Sultani Dal by Rashmi Ahuja has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Smoked Sultani Dal at home without any difficulty. Smoked Sultani Dal is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Smoked Sultani Dal would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Smoked Sultani Dal this weekend. Share your Smoked Sultani Dal cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Rashmi Ahuja for inputs. In case you have any queries for Smoked Sultani Dal you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Rashmi Ahuja. You can also rate the Smoked Sultani Dal and give feedback.

Smoked Sultani Dal

Ingredients to make Smoked Sultani Dal

  • For the dal:
  • 200gms - yellow split pigeon peas (arhar/toor dal)
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 100gms - thick yogurt
  • 250 ml - milk
  • 2 tbsp - cream
  • For tempering:
  • 1 - small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp - garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - ginger paste
  • 1 to 2- whole dry red chilli
  • 1 to 2 - cardamom seeds (crushed)
  • 2 to 3- cloves (crushed)
  • 1 tsp - coriander seed powder
  • ½ tsp - cumin seed powder
  • 1 tsp - amchur powder
  • 1 tsp - red chili powder
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - ghee
  • ¼ tsp - saffron (soaked in warm milk)
  • For smoking:
  • 1 - small piece of coal
  • ghee

How to make Smoked Sultani Dal

  1. For cooking the dal: Rinse the dal a few times under running water then soak in water for 30 minutes to an hour.
  2. Take the soaked dal and put it in a pot, then add enough water to it so that the lentils are submerged. Now add in the salt along with the turmeric powder and bring it to a boil on medium-high heat.
  3. Once it is boiling, reduce the heat to low-medium and let it simmer with the pot partially covered with a lid. Let it cook for 15-20 minutes, until it softens. Add extra water only if needed as you don’t want it to be too runny.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together milk with yogurt to form a homogeneous mixture. Set it aside.
  5. Once the dal has softened and thickened, use the back of the ladle to mash it well. Mix in the milk and yogurt mixture and let it simmer on low heat for 10 minutes until it thickens up a bit. Add in extra milk if needed.
  6. For smoking: Place a piece of coal in a small metallic bowl and heat it up until it is red hot. Carefully transfer the bowl with the coal and place it in the pot with the cooked dal.
  7. Now pour some ghee on the hot coal and immediately cover the the pot with a lid for smoking. Put something heavy on top on the lid to seal it. Smoke for an 1 hour. You can reduce the smoking time according to your own taste. Discard the coal and mix the dal.
  8. For tempering: Melt the ghee in a small pan on medium heat. As it starts to melt, add in the whole dry red chili. Cook it for a minute then add in the chopped onions.
  9. Fry it until it is soft and translucent. Add in the ginger- garlic paste and sauté it for a minute.
  10. Reduce the heat then add coriander powder, cumin powder, chili powder, crushed cardamom and clove powder. Be careful not to burn the spices. Mix this cooked spice mixture to the pot with the cooked dal.
  11. Mix in the cream and saffron to the tempered dal. Then mix in the amchur powder. Add in more salt if needed.
  12. Enjoy it hot with roti or rice.

Reviews for Smoked Sultani Dal (1)

Suman Yadava year ago

looks so good

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