Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Punjabi Sukhi Dal

Tangy and healthy lentil recipe flavored with spices… A Punjabi delight!!!


1 cup Urad dal  
1 onion, sliced
1 inch ginger piece, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
2-3 green chilies, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
2 bay leaves
2 cloves
Salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp lemon juice
Coriander leaves, finely chopped


  • Clean and wash the dal properly. Soak it in water for 30 minutes.
  • Microwave dal with 2 cups of water at 100% power for 10-12 min or till done.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add cloves, bay leaves and cumin seeds, allow crackling.
  • Now add onions, ginger, garlic and green chilies and stir-fry till golden brown.
  • Add asafoetida and all dry spices and fry for few seconds with little dash of water.
  • Now add dal and mix very gently. Cover and cook till spices blend well with dal.
  • Sprinkle lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with roti or parantha.


  1. Looks so tasty and appealing. Ahhh! Its there; to be tried out for this weekend.

  2. what a Bright Color Dal! I Can finish the whole bowl happily!

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  3. Nice color ....... Looks tempting!!

  4. wow never had daal in this form. very new and great recipe

  5. looks really appealing... love the color...

  6. i make this very often and ghee tadka is bang on
    Looks so tempting:)

  7. Delicious dal, looks inviting..

  8. very healthy and tempting dal....