This dal is high in protein and is a must in Northern India.

Cooking Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 4


1    Cup Udad Dal
5    Cups Water
1    TBsp Oil
1    Tsp Cumin Seeds
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp Garlic, minced
1    Tsp Ginger, grated
Small Green Pepper, chopped (optional

How to Prepare:

  1. Wash and soak udad dal for at least two hours.
  2. Boil the water and add dal. 
  3. Cover and cook for 15 minutes until tender.
  4. Fry in a pan with oil, cumin seeds, ginger, chili and spices. 
  5. Add the mixture to the dal.
  6. Add salt, lemon juice and let simmer for five minutes.
  7. Dal should be thick in consistency, not watery.  
  8. Garnish with cilantro.
  9. Ready to eat.