Black Dal/Whole Urad Dal

Posted: May 25, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Black Dal/Whole Urad Dal  

This is one of my family favorite dal of all times. As I have already said that dal has to be there in our everyday meal so here is the recipe of Black Whole Urad Dal.  

Urad Dal

Urad Dal


For Dal tadka: 

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chillies deveined and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and pressure cook dal with turmeric powder, salt to taste and water.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add chopped onions, garlic, ginger, dried red chillies and green chillies and cook until onions get translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt to taste, cook until masala separates from oil about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add cooked dal in the pan with some water for consistency. Stir well and give a boil.
  • Serve hot with rice and desi ghee(clarified butter) on top.
Whole Urad Dal with Rice

Whole Urad Dal with Rice

  1. Hello! i really liked your post. thanks for sharing

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  3. I just made this and it’s delicious!!!I ‘m greek so I served it with feta cheese,it’s just perfect!!!

  4. Jay says:

    Hy Suman,
    First time here…loved your space and the healthy collection of recipes…Am your new follower now…:)
    You are most welcome to my space.

  5. MaryMoh says:

    Looks very healthy and delicious. I also love it with paratha.

  6. Very nice healthy dal dear,,goes well with rotis.

  7. oriya foodie says:

    Yummy dal… favorite comfort food…

  8. This is a new curry for me with whole ural dhal..looks really good and tasty 🙂

  9. uma says:

    Hi Suman,

    liked all the spicy vegetables, masala beans would be a hit at my home..
    found new versions for dal..

    Keep up the good work!

  10. Priya says:

    Wat a comforting dal, looks hearty and healthy..

  11. Panchpakwan says:

    Healthy and comfort meal dear..

  12. looks bful and delcious dear..awesome color..pls collect ur award from my blog

  13. Rachana says:

    I love this dal 🙂 Yumm

  14. I am just taken with this dish and the rice that goes with it; it is very different from how we make lentils in lebanese cuisine but so flavorful I can’t wait to try it.

  15. Namitha says:

    Great recipe, perfect side for rotis..had whole urad only in dal makhani

  16. Priti says:

    Simple and delicious…..looks gud

  17. Hema says:

    Healthy curry. Love to have with pappad and rice along with as you said Indian ghee.

  18. A very healthy recipe. I have tasted something with whole urid dhal once in a hotel. Very wholesome and looks very nice. Will definitely try it 🙂

  19. Delicious rice, perfect with rice

  20. Deepa says:

    Dal is such a comfort food that I can’t get tired of. Lovely colour of the dal.
    Thanks for visiting my space and for your encouraging words. I appreciated. Would love to see to again.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  21. Sridevi says:

    Very healthy lentils curry..Thanks for sharing..

  22. Simply Life says:

    I love learning all these new dishes from you!

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