Sookhi Dal Amritsari

A tangy and spicy Amritsari urad dal preparation. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Sookhi Dal Amritsari
Main Ingredients Split black gram, Tomatoes
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Sookhi Dal Amritsari

  • 1 cup Split black gram soaked
  • Tomatoes
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 one-inch pieces Ginger julienne
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 2-3 Green chillies chopped
  • 2 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice


  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.
  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.
  3. Add red chilli powder and sauté till the oil surfaces Strain the dal and add to the masala.
  4. Mix, add salt, garam masala powder, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Cook for two more minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1040
Carbohydrates 131.5
Protein 51.3
Fat 34.2
Other Fiber Fiber- 29.4gm