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Dal Pakhtooni

A masaledar preparation of sabut urad dal.

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

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Dal Pakhtooni

Main Ingredients

Whole black gram (sabut urad), Salt




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking











Calcium- 6

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  • Whole black gram (sabut urad) soaked overnight (dhuli sabut urad)
    1 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Garlic
    10-12 cloves
  • Ginger
    2 inch piece
  • Dried red chillies
  • Onions, roughly chopped
    2 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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