Sanoli's Kitchen: DAL PAKHTOONI

Thursday, January 9, 2014


I saw this recipe at After triedout I literally fallen love on it, a delicious, buttery, creamy dal, simply awesome! Though I made little alteration according my tastebuds, yet it was truely fingerlicking good. This is an amazing dal curry from North-West Frontier province of undivided India, which is mostly located in Pakistan. Tryout in your home with nearer and dearer ones, definitely recieve loads of compliment for this delightful dish.


1/2 Cup Black Urad Dal
1/2 tbsp Ginger Paste
1/2 tbsp Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
2-3 Chopped Green Chilies (according to taste)
2/3 Cup Tomato Puree
1/2 Cup Fresh Cream
1 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves / Cilantro
2 tbsp Butter
Salt to taste


Wash and soak dal in water for overnight. Drain water completely and rinse 3-4 times.
Pressure cook dal with chopped green chilies and little salt upto 4 whistles or till it is tender. Lightly mash the cooked black urad by using a spatula.
Heat 2 tbsp butter in a pan. After melting butter completely, add ginger-garlic paste and 1 tbsp water in it. Mix well. Saute for 2-3 minutes, till it leaves oil from the sides. Add turmeric powder, kashmiri red chili powder in it.
At this moment, add tomato puree and little salt in it (be causious of adding salt, as we added it before while pressure cooking dal). Fold nicely for 4-5 minutes.
Now pour cooked urad onto it. Fold well. Add garam masala powder, stir nicely and cook for 2 minutes.
Add fresh cream and give a nice stir. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle coriander leaves on top and turn off heat now.

Serve hot with warm chapati, paratha or plain rice.
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  1. wholesome and yummy to have it :)

  2. A very vibrant and inviting daal....

  3. never made curry with urad dhal.. very different and healthy :)

  4. Have not tasted dal pakhtooni. Seems tasty and protein rich dish.

  5. I love this dal and so does everyone in my family. This version looks awesome.

  6. Wow..very nutritious and delicious dal. Love the presentation.

  7. Nice one! I tried this once. It's very tasty.