II Sukhi Urad Daal II


  • 1 cup Urad(white) daal
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1 Tomato diced(optional)
  • 1tsp Ginger grated
  • 1-2 Green chilies chopped
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 bayleaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of Garam masala
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1tsp lemon juice


  • Clean and wash the daal properly.
  • Soak it in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Boil it in 5 cups of water.
  • Boil till it becomes soft. It should not become pasty.
  • Remove the water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and add cloves, bayleaves and cumin seeds, allow to splutter.
  • Now add ginger, onion and green chili and stir-fry till golden brown.
  • Add tomato (if using) and fry till it softens.
  • Add all dry masalas (turmericpowder, chili powder, salt) and fry for a moment.
  • Now add daal and lemon juice, mix very gently.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with coriander.
  • Serve hot.