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Urad Dal Masala

Urad Dal Masala is a dry dal recipe which tastes delicious with rotis. Urad Dal is known to cook really fast and is best cooked semi-dry or dry with just a few spices and vegetables. The tadka made for the urad dal is prepared with onion, cumin, ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes and spices. The texture of the urad dal masala recipe is creamy and it tastes spicy and tangy. Do try this delicious Indian Urad Dal recipe and enjoy with your family.


1 Cup Urad Dal

1 Tsp Salt + to taste

¼ Tsp Turmeric Powder

1 Tsp Coriander Powder

3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 Tsp Cumin Seeds

⅛ Tsp Heeng

1 Onion, chopped

1 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

2 Tomatoes, chopped

½ Tsp Cumin Powder

1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

¾ Tsp Mango Powder

½ Tsp Garam Masala

Coriander, for garnish

In a bowl, add urad dal along with water to rinse. Mix well and drain for any impurities.

Add the washed urad dal to a pressure cooker along with 250ml water, 1 tsp salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well, cover with the lid and cook for 2 whistles. Keep aside for the pressure to subside.

In a deep pan, heat oil over medium heat, add cumin seeds along with heeng.  Saute for a few seconds and add onion. Cook for 5-6 minutes until golden brown and add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for another minute.

Add tomatoes along with salt to taste, cumin powder, red chilli powder, mango powder and garam masala. Mix well, cover and cook for 10 minutes until the tomatoes become soft.

After 10 remove the cover and add the cooked dal. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes

Once cooked, remove from heat, transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with coriander and serve hot with roti.

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