Lucknowi Dhal
Vegetarian/dhal/Lucknow dish



Toor dhal / split pigeon: 1/3 cup

Milk: 1/3 cup

Green chillies: 2 

Tamarind pulp: 1 tbsp diluted  (or a small pinch diluted in 2 tbsp of water)

Turmeric: ¼ tsp

Salt: to taste

Oil: ½ tsp

Cumin: ½ tsp

Red chillies: 4 broken

Garlic: 2 cloves minced

Asafoetida: a pinch

Cilantro leaves: Chopped




Rinse the dhal; place the dhal, milk, green chillies and a cup of water. Cook in pressure cooker in medium heat. Leave 5 to 6 whistles sound and switch off.

Once the dhal is cooked, open add the tamarind, turmeric and salt. Let it boil until the raw smell goes away.

In small saucepan, heat the oil, add the hing, cumin, garlic and red chilli, let it fry and add to the dhal.

Switch off and garnish with cilantro leaves.