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%Sukhi Urad Dal Recipe Debjanir Rannaghar

Sukhi Urad Dal

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Sukhi Urad Dal is a dry lentil-based vegetarian side dish from North India. This goes amazingly well with Roti or Paratha.


Units Scale
  • 100g Urad Dal/ Kolai Dal/ Split black gram without husk
  • 2 Onion
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Paste
  • 1 Dry Red Chili
  • 2 Green Chili
  • 1/2 Tsp. Asafoetida/ Hing
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Amchur Powder/ Mango powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. Mustard Oil


  1. Soak Dal overnight or for eight hours using fresh water.
  2. Discard the water and wash dal under running water 2-3 times.
  3. Now take Dal along with half of the turmeric powder and also 1/2 tsp. salt in a pressure cooker.
  4. Pour water and cover the Dal. Do not use excess water.
  5. Put the lid on along with the weight.
  6. Cook over a medium-high flame for around 5-6 minutes or two whistles.
  7. Switch the flame off and open the lid once the pressure drops completely.
  8. Check the Dal, There should not be extra moisture inside the cooker and the dal must be cooked properly.
  9. Pour 1/2 Tsp. Oil over the Dal and using a spatula lightly fold the dal and keep it side without covering the cooker with the lid.
  10. Heat Oil in a pan in the meantime and temper the oil with Dry red Chili and Asafoetida.
  11. Add chopped onion and cook till the onion turns translucent in color.
  12. Now add Ginger paste, garlic paste, and also green chili and cook till oil comes out from the mixture.
  13. Add the rest of the turmeric powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Amchur Powder/ powder, and also salt, and cook for 2 minutes.
  14. Now add boiled dal and give it a light mix.
  15. cook over low flame for around 5 minutes or until the moisture evaporates completely.
  16. Do not mix much as that will lead to a soggy mixture.
  17. Once properly cooked, add Garam Masala Powder and lightly fold.
  18. Serve Sukhi Urad Dal hot with Roti or Paratha or Rice.


You may replace mustard oil with any other oil.

  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: North Indian


  • Serving Size: 75g
  • Calories: 185
  • Sugar: 3.2g
  • Sodium: 37mg
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.7g
  • Fiber: 9.1g
  • Protein: 7.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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