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Monday, November 23, 2009

Adraki Dal

There can never be Too much of Ginger . I just love ginger in everything. Even my tea has little bit of freshly crushed or grated ginger. So that led me to make this Adraki Daal/Dal.

1) 1 cup Dhuli Urad Dal
2) 1 cup tomatoes chopped
3) 5-6 green chillies slit
4) 1/4 cup ginger cut into juliennes
5) 2 tablespoon Cilantro/Coriander chopped
6) 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
7) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
8) 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
9) 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
10) Salt to taste
11) 2 tablespoon butter/ghee
12) 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1. Wash the dhuli Urad dal in a pressure cooker and add 4 cups of water ,turmeric and Salt. Pressure cook for about 4 whistles or until Dal is cooked. If you do not own a pressure cooker you could boil this dal covered with 6 cups of water until cooked. Pre soaking this dal for atleast 1/2 hr will reduce the time to boil this dal.
2. Heat butter or ghee in a thick bottom pan or Kadhai. Add cumin seeds. When they crackle add ginger and fry for about 2-3 minutes and then add tomatoes and green chillies. Fry for about 2-3 minutes.
3. Now add red chilli powder , garam Masala and fresh cilantro and keep frying till the oil leaves the masala.
4. Add the boiled dal .Add lemon juice and it simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
5. Ready to serve. This dal goes well with any Indian Bread - Parathas, Naan,Kulcha, Phulkas.

The consistency is intended to be a little thick. You could always add a little more water and make it to the desired consistency.That way it could be enjoyed with rice as well.


  1. More of ginger.... Never heard of this. Nice recipe

  2. I like your recipes very much Dolly .They are very simple.

  3. Wow :) What a delicious dal recipe. Never cooked Urad as Dal as I always thought Urad would become sticky when cooked. Your recipe is an easy one too, definitely worth a try.
    Thanx for sharing.


  4. Same pich..I love ginger in everything too..even in pulav[:)]..Dal looks fabulously yummy!!!

  5. Dear Dolly
    You made my day! Really ginger I can use any amount. I am going to try this one soon.
    Udad dal is one of the few dals, where huge quantities of ginger is not enough.
    This reminds me of a Udad dal I cook. ( not my original) where ginger and green chili are the key. Just hold on, you will like it.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
    Have a nice day

  6. When I sa the photos, I that it was some thoor dhal or moong dhal; I'd have never imagined that it was urad dhal :) this recipe is new for me (use of urad dhal); very interesting!!

    I add julienned ginger to my toor / moong dhal preparartions and I love adding it to my teas too!

  7. First time in your beautiful space...:-)Love the picture description :-)

  8. Thanks for dropping by Dolly...You have a lovely space out there! Will be back often!

    And ginger.. As you said, even my tea has ginger!! Loved the dal!! :)

  9. Looks so delicious..Very tempting dolly! Looks ready for my rotis:D

  10. Me too love lots of ginger in savories :D