Dal Urad (Lentil) Recipe


565g Dal urad (Green lentils)
1 tsp Tumeric
55g Ghee (or butter)
1 Small onion
4 Chillis (strength dependant on desired spice level)
1 tsp Ground ginger
6 Pint water
Pinch of salt


1. Wash dal thoroughly
2. Chop onion and chillies
3. Place dal, turmeric and salt in the water and bring to the boil
4. Reduce heat and simmer until dal is soft. Skim the surface to remove the foam that forms while cooking
5. When soft, stir well until it forms a smooth soup. Pass through sieve.
6. Heat ghee and fry the onions and chillies, adding the ginger and garam masala if required. Combine with the dal mixture and serve.

For a curried Dal add 2 tsp of Garam Masala at step 6

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