Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Lucknowi Daal

When I first saw this recipe on a friend's blog, I had this "eew" feeling which was because of one ingredient which goes into its making. Milk! I could not imagine the taste of daal with milk and hence decided to give it a miss. However, on second thoughts considering the reputation that my friend has as a food blogger, I thought of giving it a try nevertheless. The result was as expected from most of her recipes. Awesome! So here's sharing with you the recipe of the daal with a "twist".

1 cup toor daal
4-5 cloves garlic chopped
2-3 green chillies chopped
1 tbsp ghee
2-3 kashmiri whole chilli
1 tsp cumin seeds
3/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp heeng/asafoetida
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing

Boil the daal with salt, turmeric, and green chillies in a pressure cooker until done. Pour the cooked daal onto a heavy bottomed pan and let it simmer. In another pan, heat the ghee and splutter the cumin seeds. Now add the chopped garlic and whole red chillies. Fry for 2-3 minutes and just before putting off the flame, add the heeng. Immediately pour this tadka over the bubbling daal and cover for a minute or two to lock the aroma. Now add the milk and stir. Adding the milk adds a different taste and texture to the daal that you will love and won't regret. Bring the daal to one final boil and remove from heat. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/roti.


  1. Wow.... it rocks..... Thanks 4 sharing

    1. Thanks Sagarika. Hope you tried it out.

  2. Never heard milk in daal...will try :)

    1. Definitely try it out Tara....even I was suprised to read the ingredients and was quite amazed with the taste!

  3. Just wanted to ask u when u pressure cook d dal do u put water n hw much water u put... Sorry for asking silly quest as I m new to cooking

  4. Not at all Pratiksha...I was in your shoes once! Put water along with the daal just one inch above the level of daal. Too much water will make the water from the whistle spray all over your kitchen!

  5. Thank you for the recipe...I tried out today n it came out yummy ��