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Sookhi Dal Amritsari  Recipe

A tangy and spicy Amritsari urad dal preparation.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 31-40 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Sookhi Dal Amritsari

Main Ingredients

Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal),




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) soaked
    1 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger julienne
    2 one-inch pieces
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Onion chopped
    1 medium
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Tomatoes chopped
    2 medium
  • Red chilli powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice
    2 teaspoons


Step 1

Heat a pan. Add dal, three cups of water, salt, turmeric powder and half the ginger. Bring it to a boil on high heat, then reduce heat and cook till just done.

Step 2

In another pan, heat oil. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds, chopped onion and sauté till onion turns a light pink. Add the remaining ginger, chopped green chillies, chopped tomatoes and sauté.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder and sauté till the oil surfaces Strain the dal and add to the masala.

Step 4

Mix, add salt, garam masala powder, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Cook for two more minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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