How to make Dal Bukhara

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Sonia Mangla.

Main Ingredients : Whole black grams (sabot urad dal), Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian Fusion

Course : Dals and Kadhis

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Andhra Pepper Rasam Theeyal Makhanewali Kadhi Sambhar

Dal Bukhara

Dal Bukhara Recipe Card


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.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Bukhara Recipe

  • Whole black grams (sabot urad dal) soaked overnight 1 cup

  • Tomatoes chopped 4

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions 2 inch piece, grated

  • Garlic cloves 4-5

  • Fenugreek leaves 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Heavy cream 1/2 cup


Step 1

Pressure cook the black grams with salt and four cups water till done. Remove and mash the dal mixture.

Step 2

Heat oil in non stick pan add onions and saute till light brown. Add tomatoes, ginger, garlic, fenugreek, salt, red chilli powder, chaat masal, cumin powder and saute for two minutes.

Step 3

Add the dal mixture and half cup water and let it simmer for five minutes.

Step 4

Add garam masala powder and cream and cook for a minute

Step 5

Serve hot with rotis.

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