Sookhi Urad dal is Punjabi style dry dal preparation that is cooked with Skinless Urad dal with spices and a typical Punjabi tadka or tempering. As the name Sookhi Urad dal suggests, Unlike other Punjabi Dal dishes this Urad dal is cooked dry ( sookhi means dry).
Urad dal or skinless black gram dal is cooked with lot of spices because otherwise this may taste little towards bland side. So a good tadka / tempering goes long way in making this flavourful dry dal that looks more like a dry sabzi than a regular dal which looks like curry.
Normally split skinless Urad dal is used for cooking Sookhi Urad dal but I have used 24 Mantra organic whole skinless dal as it holds the texture better than split Urad dal you can use 24 Mantra organic split urad dal too. Also all the Organic spices and Peanut oil from 24 Mantra organic is used.
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This dal is nutritious and great source of soluble fiber and proteins if you are looking to add vegetarian protein options in your diet. I cook the dal with water salt and hing in pressure cooker and then after that add tadka on top and cook it little more so that it absorbs the flavours of tadka. While pressure cooking you just have to take care of cooking time because soothe Urad dal is always cooked al-dante unlike other liquid dal preparations.
I always serve it with Missi roti / paratha which makes it even better in taste and nutrition. But this time I did something different too. I had some leftover so in the next morning I topped my toast with dal and a sprinkle of sev… it was sooo good !
That’s why I always say keep experimenting with food, worst thing that can happen is it will taste crass …but on the other side you may end up discovering something which can be your best discovery.
While this Sookhi Urad dal ka toast might not be my best discovery, but this certainly is going to stay in my favourite list. Do try this because it may find a place in your favourite dish list too.
If you like to try out some of other traditional Punjabi Dal Recipes you can check out this Dhaba Style Dal Fry , Punjabi Moong Dal Tadka , Langar wali Dal , Sabut Masoor dal there are lots and lots of other Dal recipes and dishes made with Dal/lentils which you might like to try in Dal / Lentil recipe section.
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