Urad Daal Recipe

Urad daal is very easy to make and delicious. Sukhi urad dal is a very good tiffin option where in you can pack in some protein without making a messy affair. Learn how to make dry urad dal.


  • 1 cup Urad (white) daal / Split Black Urad
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1 Tomato diced (optional)
  • 1tsp Ginger grated
  • 1-2 Green chilies chopped
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 bayleaves (tejpatta)
  • 2 cloves (laung)
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of Garam masala
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1tsp lemon juice

How to make dry urad dal:

  1. Clean and wash the daal properly. Soak it in water for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Boil it in 5 cups of water. Boil till it becomes soft. It should not become pasty. The dal should hold its shape. Remove the water and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai and add cloves, bayleaves and cumin seeds,allow to splutter.
  4. Now add ginger, onion and green chili and stir-fry till golden brown.
  5. Add tomato (if using) and fry till it softens. Add all dry masalas (turmeric powder, chili powder, salt) and fry for a moment.
  6. Now add daal and lemon juice, mix very gently.
  7. Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with coriander.
  8. Serve hot.