Awadhi Style Sultani Dal Recipe

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Awadhi Style Sultani Dal Recipe
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Awadhi Style Sultani Dal Recipe is a an authentic recipe that has been picked up from one of the royal cuisines of India which is the Awadhi Cuisine. This dal is one of the staple food prepared during the time of Mughal empire. It is made from toor dal simmered with milk , cream, and yogurt to make it a rich dish for the emperors to consume during their daily feast. A tempering of ginger, garlic , green chili, and spices give it a strong flavor which lifts the whole dish up.

 Serve the Awadhi Style Sultani Dal Recipe along with Awadhi Style Bakarkhani for a yummy lunch meal. 

If you are looking for more dal recipes here are some of our favorites : 

  1. Urad Ki Sukhi Dal Recipe (Spicy Dry Urad Dal)
  2. Bengali Style Lau die Tetor Dal (Yellow Moong Dal with Bitter Gourd & Bottle Gourd)
  3. Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka



Cuisine: Awadhi
Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 250 gram Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) ,  250 grams toor dal
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 125 grams Fresh cream
  • 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • For tempering
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , chopped 
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds , torn 
  • Ghee , or oil for cooking
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Awadhi Style Sultani Dal Recipe

  1. We begin making the Awadhi Style Sultani Dal Recipe by pressure cooking the dal with 2 cups water, add a little turmeric powder and salt , let it cook for 4 whistles, release the pressure naturally once it is done.

  2. Once done transfer it into a sauce pan and using a muddler, muddle the dal into a smooth coarse paste by adding a little water.

  3. Heat the saucepan and then add milk, cream and curd then start mixing it slowly till the dal thickens.

  4. In the mean time keep the tempering ready by heating a heavy bottomed pan with and add the cumin seeds, let it splutter for few seconds. 

  5. Add the chopped ginger, garlic and onions, saute for few minutes till it is translucent. Finally,add in the green chilies and dry red chili powder and reduce the heat.

  6. Pour in the tempered spice on top of the dal and give it a stir. 

  7. Serve the Awadhi Style Sultani Dal Recipe along with Awadhi Style Bakarkhani for a yummy lunch meal.