How to make Dal Lucknowi - Dal delicatedly spiced and enriched with milk.


This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon peas, Dried red chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : UttarPradesh

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Dal Lucknowi

It is a fact that Dals and Kadhis are comfort foods and they are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B and iron. Dals, especially are a major source of dietary fibre and proteins. Kadhis are a blend of yogurt and herbs which assist in efficient digestion. Every region has its locally grown herbs and spices as the key ingredients, thus a variety of kadhis are relished across the length and breadth of Indian subcontinent.

For more recipes related to Dal Lucknowi checkout Amti, Sambhar, Sambhar. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Methiwali Arhar Dal, Moong Phali Ki Kadhi, Dal Chenchki , Lachko.


Dal Lucknowi Recipe Card

Dal Lucknowi

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Lucknowi Recipe

  • Split pigeon peas (toor dal/arhar dal),soaked 1 cup

  • Dried red chillies to taste

  • Green chillies Chopped 2

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies broken 4

  • Garlic chopped 4 cloves

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Pressure cook the dal with salt, green chillies, turmeric powder and two cups of water till pressure is released twice (two whistles).

Step 2

Heat the oil in a non stick pan. Add the asafoetida, cumin seeds, red chillies and garlic and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Add to the boiling dal and mix well. Add one cup of water and milk and continue to simmer for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Adjust salt, garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.

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