Dal Lucknowi Recipe - Dal delicatedly spiced and enriched with milk.

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

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea, Salt(नमक)

Cuisine : Awadhi

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 Daily Dal , Dal Dhokli , Keoti Dal , Dal Dhokli . You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Gathia Ni Kadhi, Tauk Dal, Shengdanyachi Amti, Garlic Rasam. Or try out these recipes from Awadhi Cuisine like Lauki Kofta, Paneer Nazakat, Tandoori Subz Shaslik, Varqi Parathas.

Dal Lucknowi Recipe - How to make Dal Lucknowi


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


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

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies Chopped2

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies broken4

  • Garlic chopped 4 cloves

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped2 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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