• Prep Time 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time 20-25 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

A dry preparation of urad dal cooked and tempered with onions, and spices, Punjabi Sookhi Urad Dal is a different take on lentils that is flavorful and filling, Urad Dal is one lentil that is loaded with goodness.


  • Black gram split ( urad dal ), soaked – 1 cup
  • Salt – To taste
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Onion, finely chopped – 4 medium
  • Oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Tomato chopped – 1 large
  • Ginger – 1 ½ piece
  • Green chillies – 3
  • Red chili powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder – ½ teaspoon



  1. Cook urad with salt, turmeric powder and 3 cups water till just done. Roughly chop onions in a chopper
  2. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Chop tomato roughly. Add onions to the pan and saute. Cut ginger into thin strips and finely chop green chillies.
  3. When onions are lightly coloured, add ginger and continue to saute. Add green chilllies and saute.Add tomato, red chilli powder and salt and mix well and saute on high heat.
  4. Drain urad and add and mix well. Add garam masala power and mix. Serve hot.



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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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