Sukhi Dal

I usually make multiple versions of Sukhi Dal depending on the time on hand and my mood too! The watered down versions would just be addition of salt and seasoning with ghee, cumin seeds and mustard seeds. 

But this version of sukhi dal was very much liked at home and so thought I would include it in my North Indian Lunch Thali. Check out the simple recipe.

North Indian Lunch Thali
Palak Roti, Sukhi Dal, Shahi Paneer, Yogurt and Rice with Salad
Ingredients - 

Toor Dal 1 cup
Onions chopped 1/2 cup
Garlic 1-2 cloves minced (Optional)
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies 1-2
Crushed Red Pepper 1/2 tsp (or as needed)
Garam Masala 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish
Seasoning(Oil 1 Tbsp, 1 tsp Cumin Seeds 1 tsp, Asafoetida)

Sukhi Dal

Method Of Preparation -

Wash toor dal and pressure cook toor dal until cooked through.

In a heated sauce pan, add oil and cumin seeds. After the cumin seeds get light brown sprinkle the asafoetida and fry the minced garlic.

Add in the chopped onions and saute until golden brown. Add chopped green chillies as well. 

Sprinkle in turmeric, salt, garam masala and mix well.

Remove from fire and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and crushed red pepper.

Serve with Roti/Rice.

Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Monday, May 14, 2012


  1. Akila Says:
  2. wow that was too tempting...

    Event: Dish Name Starts With L

  3. Shobha Says:
  4. No comfort food like dal..I simply love any kind of dal preparation..

  5. Sukhi dal looks so delicious. no wonder that it was liked so much in your home.

  6. Archana Says:
  7. Looks yum. I would love this in bowls and bowls and bowl.

  8. Looks yum and nice clicks

  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. Super comforting dal, simply inviting.

  11. Unknown Says:
  12. wow awesome plateful of yummy variety food....luv it! nice clicks too

  13. Woww. .looks perfect.. inviting platter :)
    Indian Cuisine

  14. Indian Khana Says:
  15. Yum ....that platter looks so gud

  16. Lovely dish..

  17. Srivalli Says:
  18. Beautiful picture Harini, love those chilli flakes

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