Black Urad Dal | How to make Urad Dal

Black Urad Dal

Love the Dals / Lentils! As they are high in protein, super versatile, a good source of fiber and have lots of vitamins and minerals in them. Here is the unique style Black Urad Dal recipe. The Black Urad Dal is everyday Dal in Punjabi’s. Traditionally, the creaminess of the dal comes in slow cooking the lentil for hours but here we have tried recreating the creaminess by pressure-cooking the dal. This dal can be enjoyed with basmati rice as well as with Indian bread such as naan, paratha etc.

Cook Time: 35 mins
Servings: 6 people
Category: Dal

Ingredients Quantity
Black Urad Dal ½ + ¼ cup
Water 6 + 1 cup (Dal : Water ratio 1:4)
Green Chillies 2 small size
Dry Red Chillies 2 to 3
Cumin Seeds / Jeera 2 small size
Asafetida / Hing ¼ tsp
Fennel Seeds / Saumph c tsp
Grated Garlic 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder / Lal mirchi ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder / Haldi ¼ tsp tsp
Garam Masala ¼ tsp tsp
Dry Mango Powder / Amchur ½ tsp
Salt ½ + ¼ tsp
Butter 1 tsp
Oil 2 tablespoon
Fresh Coriander Leaves as required for Garnishing
Butter as required for Garnishing


# Cooking Black Urad Dal | Step by Step
1 In a mixing bowl, take ¾ cup of Black Urad Dal and wash with Water for 2 to 3 times.
2 Then in pressure cooker add the washed Dal, 6 cups of Water, ½ tsp of Salt, ¼ tsp of Haldi Powder, 2 to 3 small Green Chillies, mix well and allow it to cook on medium flame for 5 to 7 Whistles.
3 Once the Dal is cooked, add 1 tsp of Grated Garlic, mix well and keep aside.
4 In a preheated pan, add 2 tablespoon of Oil, ¾ tsp of Cumin Seeds, 3 Dry Red Chillies, ¼ tsp of Hing, ¼ tsp of Fennel Seeds and ½ tsp of Red Chilli Powder.
5 Now pour the cooked Dal into the pan and mix well.
6 Furthermore, add ¼ tsp of Garam Masala, ½ tsp of Amchur Powder, ¼ tsp of Salt, 1 cup of Water and mix well.
7 Add 1 tsp of Butter, mix and simmer on low flame for 5 mins.
8 Garnish with freshly chopped Coriander leaves, Butter and serve with Paratha or Rice.

As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. Any recipe can be easily understood even with just a single image. Along with the steps above, you can also follow the pictorial representation given below. These are the major 9 steps while cooking Black Urad Dal and will help you to see whether your dish is coming as exactly or closer to the recipe given. Follow these well and enjoy your cooking. Happy Cooking!


Steps to Prepare Black Urad Dal

Useful Tips
– Add Garlic only once cooked as it would taste delicious.
– Adjust the consistency as per required by adding the Water.

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