Total Time
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

This dal tastes great with paranthas or butter naans

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the dal in 4-5 cups of water for 8-10 hours.
  2. Cook it in 4-5 cups of water along with salt, red chili powder, ginger paste and garlic paste. Bring it to a boil. Reduce flame and simmer for about an hour or till it is completely cooked and tender.
  3. Add tomato puree, butter and garam masala powder and cook on a slow flame for an hour.
  4. Add fresh cream, correct seasoning and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with a bread of your choice.
Most Helpful

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WOW! This was terrific! This was my first time using whole urad dal and most definitely not my last. I can see how versatile it can be. The only thing I might do different here is to remove some of the water after step three or thicken it more. Still, the flavor was just so rich and decadent that I honestly couldn't stop eating it! It's kind of exciting to have such an easy recipe be so rewarding. Thank you for posting! Made (and appreciated!) for PAC Fall 2008.

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