Black urad dal | How to make Black urad dal

By Sujata Limbu  |  21st Dec 2015  |  
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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.

Black urad dal

Ingredients to make Black urad dal

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

How to make Black urad dal

  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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