Fried Urad Dal

Urad dal is the most widely used lentil in India starting from north to south with a variety of recipes made out of it starting from Vadis’s to vadas. A dish can be prepared out of it for any course. It has a lot of nutritional value including for those having diabetes

Ingredients (Serving 4) :

  • 300gms Urad dal / Black Gram
  • 2Medium Sized Onions
  • 1 tbspClarified Butter/ Desi Ghee
  • Oil
  • ½ CupGrated Cheese
  • ½ CupCoriander Leaves / Dhania
  • Saltto taste
  • ½ tspCumin Seeds / Jeera
  • 1 tsp TurmericPowder / Haldi
  • ½ inchGinger Paste
  • ¼ tspOnion Seeds / Kalonji
  • 2 to 3Green Chilies
  • ½ tspGaram Masala


    1. Soak the Urad dal in water for about 2 hours till the Urad dal gets tender and absorbs some water.
    2. Put the dal now into a pressure cooker along with its water ( Add little more water if required approx 1 to 1 ½ cup) adding Salt, Turmeric powder plus Clarified butter and cook it till 2 to 3 whistles.( Depending on how much tender you want the dal.)
    3. Meanwhile in a pan heat some Oil and add the Cumin Seeds and Onion Seeds into it and let them to crackle.
    4. You can now add the chopped onions into it along with the finely chopped Chilies.
    5. Sauté this for a while and then add the Ginger paste.
    6. Now keep on sautéing till the Onion turn golden brown in color.
    7. We will now add our cooked Urad dal into it along with the Clarified butter and Garam Masala.
    8. Keep on sautéing the dal in the fry till whole of the dal water gets evaporated. It will take you about 7 min.
    9. Serve the dal now garnishing with some cheese flakes, Coriander leaves and onions.


  • Cook in a non stck cookware.
  • Adding a little bit butter while cookingdal in the pressure cooker prevents the excess dal water to come out.
  • Cook on a medium flame.

For any further clarification please do watch the video.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.