Shahi Dal Recipe

A creamy and rich dal made from whole urad dal and tempered with sauteed onions and tomatoes.

Archana's Kitchen
Shahi Dal Recipe
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Shahi Dal Recipe is a creamy and rich dal made from whole urad dal. The dal also has soaked almonds for the crunch and is then topped with sautéed onions, tomatoes, cumin seeds and red chili powder on top.  The dal is so easy to make and can be served along with any Indian breads like phulka, thepla and tawa paratha to enjoy your lunch meals. It is so comforting as well and can had with a just a steamed rice topped with some ghee.

Serve the Shahi Dal Recipe along with phulka, Manipuri Style Chana Kanghou and Palak Raita by the side to create a delicious lunch meal. 

If you are looking for more Dal recipes here are some : 

  1. Dal Palak Recipe (Spinach And Lentil Curry)
  2. Punjabi Dal Tadka
  3. Khatti Meethi Dal Chawal Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup White Urad Dal (Whole) , soaked for atleast 8 hours
  • 15 Whole Almonds (Badam) , soaked and skin peeled
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • To Temper
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 Tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • Oil

How to make Shahi Dal Recipe

  1. To begin making the Shahi Dal Recipe, we will first pressure cook the soaked urad dal, almonds, turmeric powder and salt. Pressure cook for at least 4 whistles.

  2. Heat a sauce pan with oil, add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter for few seconds. Add onions and saute till it is translucent.

  3. Add tomatoes and sprinkle little salt and cook until it becomes mushy. Add chilli powder and give it a toss for at least 2 minutes.

  4. Once the dal is cooked open the lid and add a cup of milk and put the pressure cooker back on heat and cook for another 2 minutes.

  5. Add salt and season well. Add the tempered onion and tomato over the top and serve hot.

  6. Serve the Shahi Dal Recipe along with phulkaManipuri Style Chana Kanghou and Palak Raita by the side to create a delicious lunch meal.

Read Hindi version of the same recipe -> शाही दाल रेसिपी - Shahi Dal Recipe