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North-Style Safed Dal Recipe

North-Style Safed Dal
How to Make North-Style Safed Dal

North-Style Safed Dal Recipe:This North Indian-style dish is delicious and wholesome. Urad dal is cooked in a flavorful tomato base in this semi-dry preparation. You can savour this safed dal with some hot rotis or parathas.

  • Total Cook Time 20 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of North-Style Safed Dal

  • 1 Cup white urad dal
  • 2 tomatoes, grated
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1-inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

How to Make North-Style Safed Dal

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Soak the dal for one hour and then boil it with 2 cups of water till dried, on low flame.
In a kadhai, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger and half the quantity of green chillies. Saute on low flame.
Add the chilli powder, along with 1 and a half teaspoon salt. Immediately add the grated tomatoes. Keep stirring till the mixture leaves the oil.
Add the boiled dal and mix well for around 5 minutes.
Add the pepper powder, lime juice and chopped coriander. Lightly mix and turn off the heat.
Prepare a tadka (tempering) using ghee and the remaining green chillies. Pour it over the dal preparation and serve hot with rotis or parathas.
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