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Black urad dal

Sujata Limbu
5 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Black urad dal RECIPE

This dal recipe is an easy to cook dish that is highly nutritious and tasty as well.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Pressure Cook
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 200 grams black split urad dal
  2. ½ tsp turmeric powder
  3. salt to taste
  4. 4 cups of water
  5. Tadka ingredients:
  6. 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  7. 1 tbsp ginger, freshly grated
  8. 2 tsp garlic, minced
  9. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  10. A pinch of asofoetida
  11. 2 tbsp ghee


  1. Wash the dal thoroughly, then soak it in 4 cups of water for 30 minutes or more.
  2. Rinse the water out and wash the dal again. Take a pressure cooker, add in the dal with 4 cups of water, turmeric powder, and salt to taste.
  3. Close the lid of the cooker and cook it on a medium flame. Within 8-10 minutes, the cooker will start steaming, then you can turn the heat to low and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, take a pan, add the ghee and cook the tadka ingredients together for 2-3 minutes. Then keep it aside.
  5. Add the tadka into the dal and cook it on a low flame for 5-6 minutes while stirring continuously. You can add a cup of warm water or more to achieve the desired consistency.
  6. Transfer the dal in a serving bowl and serve it with hot rotis.

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