Dal Pakhtooni Recipe - A masaledar preparation of sabut urad dal.

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

Main Ingredients : Whole black gram (sabut urad), Ginger

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Dal Pakhtooni

Dal Pakhtooni Recipe - how to make Dal Pakhtooni


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Whole black gram (sabut urad) soaked overnight (dhuli sabut urad) 1 cup

  • Ginger 2 inch piece

  • Garlic 10-12 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried red chillies 4

  • Onions, roughly chopped2 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato puree 1 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 1 cup


Step 1

Heat a pressure cooker. Drain and add the sabut urad. Add 4 cups water and salt.

Step 2

Grind garlic, ginger and red chillies with a little water to a fine paste and add it to the cooker.

Step 3

Cover the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 4-5 whistles are given out.

Step 4

Grind onions.Heat oil and butter in a deep non stick pan.

Step 5

Add onion paste and sauté, stirring, till fragrant and golden.

Step 6

Add coriander powder and cumin powder and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add tomato puree and sauté till raw smells disappear and fat surfaces.

Step 8

Open the pressure cooker when the pressure reduces completely and add the sautéed masala and mix well.

Step 9

Add garam masala powder and adjust salt. Mix well and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Step 10

Add red chilli powder and most of the cream and mix well.

Step 11

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot decorated with a swirl of cream. It goes well with roti or rice.

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