Sukhi Urad Dal Sabzi Recipe

Sukhi Urad Dal Sabzi Recipe is a mildly flavoured side dish recipe made with split white urad dal. Try this mouthwatering recipe and serve with phulka or roti and a vegetable curry by the side for a wholesome meal.

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Sukhi Urad Dal Sabzi Recipe is a North Indian Style lentil dish made with split white urad dal. Sukhi in Hindi means 'dry' as this lentil dish is served dry. The soaked Split urad dal is steamed in the pressure cooker to retain its texture. 

The steamed dal is sauteed along with cumin seeds, asafoetida, onion, green chili, and ginger to make a mouthwatering side dish which goes amazing with phulka or roti. 

Urad dal is protein rich and if you are looking for a protein-friendly diet, then urad dal is a good choice. This dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B. Urad dal is also good for women as it has iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium which makes it a healthy pulse. Urad dal is also rich in fibre which makes it easy to digest. Urad dal benefits the health as it is good for the heart. Consuming urad dal helps to reduce cholesterol and improves cardiovascular health.

Sukhi Urad Dal Sabzi Recipe is a simple recipe and can be made when you do not have any vegetables handy. It can be packed into your office lunch boxes as well.

Serve Sukhi Urad Dal with PhulkasNo Onion And No Garlic Aloo Gajar Matar Ki Sabzi Recipe and Lauki Raita Recipe for  lunch or dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other recipes such as

  1. Chena Kaya Erissery Recipe
  2. Moong Dal Dubka Recipe
  3. Paneer Kundan Kaliyan Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


2 Servings


  • 1 cup White Urad Dal (Whole)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon SSP Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • 1 Lemon , juice
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a few, roughly chopped to garnish

How to make Sukhi Urad Dal Sabzi Recipe

  1. To begin making the Sukhi Urad Dal Sabzi Recipe, first clean the urad dal and thoroughly rinse it with water. Let the dal soak in enough water for at least 4-5 hours. Once soaked, drain the water.

  2. Keep a pressure cooker with little water in it on heat. Place the drained Urad Dal into the steamer pan of the pressure cooker. Add water to the urad dal and pressure cook for three whistles. Turn off the heat. Let the pressure release naturally. 

  3. After the pressure has released we will make the Sukhi Urad Dal Sabzi Recipe

  4. Into a preheat pan add ghee. Once the ghee is hot add the cumin seeds and asafoetida and let the cumin seeds crackle.

  5. Once done add the onion, ginger and green chilli and saute till onions turn soft and translucent. 

  6. After the onions are soft add the cooked urad dal, turmeric powder, salt to taste, garam masala powder, coriander powder and stir well to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the dal fluffs up a little bit more. 

  7. Once done turn off the heat and mix in the juice of one lemon. Stir in the coriander leaves and transfer the Sukhi Urad Dal Recipe into a serving bowl and serve hot.

  8. Serve Sukhi Urad Dal Recipe with PhulkasNo Onion And No Garlic Aloo Gajar Matar Ki Sabzi Recipe and Lauki Raita Recipe for  lunch or dinner.