Sindhi Tidali Dal Recipe

Sindhi Tidali Dal Recipe is a lip smacking Sindhi style dal made using three dals. A ghee tadka over it adds a rich flavour to the dal. Piping hot tidali dal served with dodas is a classic combination that you shouldn't miss out on.

Archana's Kitchen
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Sindhi Tidali Dal Recipe is a comforting sindhi dish best served with phulkas or even dodas. 

As the name suggests, 'tidali' means 'three dals' in Sindhi . Three varieties of dals - chana dal, urdal dal and green chilka dal are combined and pressure cooked. 

A rich tadka, made using ghee and sharp garlic, along with some cumin seeds and asafoetida, add great flavour to the tidali dal. 

This tridali dal is made across all sindhi households as it is packed with nutrients and is proteins rich.

Serve Sindhi Tidali Dal Recipe along with PhulkaSindhi Karela Jo Bhaji Recipe, and Pickled Onions for a simple weekday lunch.

Try our other Dal Recipes: 

  1. Maakhmi Dal Recipe-Sindhi Style Moong Dal
  2. Sindhi Toor Dal Recipe With Aam Papad - Aam Papad Dal Recipe
  3. Sindhi Sai Bhaji Recipe - Wholesome Sindhi Dal With Vegetables

Cuisine: Sindhi
Course: Main Course
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

119 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

149 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1/2 cup Green Moong Dal (Split)
  • 1/4 cup White Urad Dal (Split)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • For the tadka
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
  • 5 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder

How to make Sindhi Tidali Dal Recipe

  1. To begin making the Sindhi Tidali Dal Recipe,  wash the chana dal, split green moong dal and urad dal a couple of times and soak them together in a bowl for about 2 hours. 

  2. In a pressure cooker, add the soaked and drained dals, salt to taste, turmeric powder, green chilli, tomatoes, and ginger. 

  3. Add about 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 4 whistles, and turn off the heat. 

  4. Allow the pressure to release naturally, then open the lid of the pressure cooker and lightly mash the dals.

To make the tadka for the Tidali Dal 
  1. Heat a tadka pan with ghee on medium heat. Once the ghee is hot, add in the cumin seeds and asafoetida, allow it to sizzle. 

  2. Once the cumin seeds have crackled add the garlic and continue to cook until it turns into a deep brown colour. 

  3. Once we have achieved the deep brown colour of the garlic, turn off the heat and add red chilli powder and mix well. 

  4. Pour this tadka over the cooked tidali dal along with the coriander leaves and mix well. Transfer the Sindhi Tidali Dal into a serving bowl and serve hot.

  5. Serve Sindhi Tidali Dal Recipe along with PhulkaSindhi Karela Jo Bhaji Recipe - Sindhi Style Bitter Gourd Sabzi, and Pickled Onions for a simple weekday lunch.