Gujarati Urad Dal Recipe

Ingredients for Gujarati Urad Dal :

1 cup whole Urad dal (Black gram lentils)
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 table-spoon, grated ginger (adrak)
8-10 cloves garlic, sliced (lahsun)
2-3 green chillies, chopped
8-10 curry leaves (Kadhi patta)
1 table-spoon coriander leaves, finely chopped to garnish (dhaniya patti)
2 table-spoon ghee (Clarified butter)
2 table-spoon butter
4 cup water
salt to taste

Herbs and Spices :
1/2 t-spoon mustard seeds (Rai)
1/2 t-spoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 t-spoon asafoetida (Hing)
1/2 t-spoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)


How to make Gujarati Urad Dal :

  • Pressure cook Urad Dal with 4 cups water, turmeric and salt for 15-20 mins. or until it gets soft.
  • Now, for tempering,take a separate large frying pan, heat ghee in it over medium heat. Splutter cumin seeds, asafoetida, mustard seeds and green chillies, stir it for 15-30 secs. Then, add ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Cook for about 3-4 mins. stirring frequently. Add chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook further on medium flame for 2-3 mins.
  • Add cooked dal, amchur powder and salt to the large frying pan and turn the heat to high, stir it well. When it starts boiling, turn the heat to low, cover the pan and cook further for 8-10 mins.
  • Garnish Gujarati Urad Dal with chopped coriander leaves and 2 table-spoon of butter.