Lucknowi Dal

Lucknowi Dal

Dal is a preparation of pulses (toor,masoor,moong,chana,urad..etc) garnished with the fried preparation of different aromatic spices called Tadka.
Mostly dals are very simple to prepare but the method of preparation differs which give them the individual taste.
Lucknowi dal  is traditionally made with toor dal cooked with the milk which gives it  a characteristic flavor
It is very easy to prepare and equally enjoyable with rice and roti both.

Farrukh Aziz


  1. 1 cup Toor dal
  2. ½ tsp Turmeric
  3. 2 chilies Green    ,  chopped
  4. ½ tsp Heeng
  5. 5 - 6 Garlic , chopped
  6. 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  7. 3 chilies (I have used button in my recipe) Dried red
  8. ¾ cup Milk
  9. 2 tbsps Ghee
  10. 2 tbsps Coriander leaves , chopped
  11. Salt as per taste


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    In a pressure cooker, boil the dal with green chilies, turmeric, salt and 1 and 1/2 cup of water upto 2 whistle or till done

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    Do not add too much water, it will dilute the dal

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    When dal is cooked, transfer it in heavy bottom pan and let it simmer on low flame

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    Heat ghee in another pan, season it with cumin seed, garlic, red chilies

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    Then add heeng to seasoning and immediately add into the bubbling dal

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    Cover the dal immediately in order to avoid escaping fumes and aroma of tadka

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    A minute later uncover the dal and add milk to the dal and let it simmer for another 2 minutes

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    Adding milk to dal gives it very smooth taste.

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    Dish out the dal and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

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    Serve hot with rice or roti.

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