Sookhi Urad Dal | Dry Urad Dal Recipe

| Sookhi Urad Dal | Dry Urad Dal Recipe |

Sookhi Urad Dal | Dry Urad Dal Recipe- Punjabi recipe for Sookhi Urad Dal | Dry Urad Dal is a Punjabi style lentil dish made with skinned urad dal and lot of Indian spicesUrad dal is very easy to make and delicious. Sukhi urad dal is a very good tiffin option where in you can pack in some protein without making a messy affair. It is well served with chapati, parantha or naan.



Skinned Urad Dal- 1 cup

Onion- 2 medium pc

Tomato- 2 medium pc

Fresh Green Coriander- 1/2 bunch

Ginger- 1 inch stem

green chilies- 4 to 5 pc

Red chill powder- 1 tea spoon

Cumin seeds- 1 tea spoon

Garam masala- 1 tea spoon

Turmeric powder-1 tea spoon

Amchur powder-1 tea spoon

Coriander powder- 1 tea spoon

Salt- to taste

Oil -2 table spoon



  1. Wash and soak dal for 10 minutes before cooking. Wash and chop the onions, ginger, green chilies, tomatoes and coriander leaves separately.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds to crack. Add chopped ginger and let it turn brown.
  3. Add chopped onion and green chilies. Cook at medium flame till it turns to light pink.
  4. Now add chopped tomatoes and season with salt, chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Cook the masala until tomatoes get soft.
  5. Transfer the soaked dal to the cooker and mix into the masala.
  6. Add 3 cups of water, mix well and close the lid. Cook for 3 whistles and close the flame.
  7. Let the steam evaporate at its own and then open the lid. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix to the ready dal.
  8. Transfer the hot dal to the serving dish and garnish using coriander leaves before serving.