Dal Sultani - Mughlai Cuisine

This yummy dal is a Mughlai cuisine of Uttar Pradesh. Its rich and creamy .  Goes well with both rice/pulao or chapattis.


1 Cup Moong Dal - washed and soaked for an hour
2 Cups Water
1 Tablespoon Red Chilly Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt 

For the Gravy

200 Grams Yogurt
200 ML Milk
100 ML Fresh Cream
6 Cloves  - coarsely ground
6 Small Cardamoms  - coarsely ground
1/2 Teaspoon Saffron Strands - mix in a Tablespoon water

For Tempering:

1/2 Cup  Butter or Ghee - I used  half of each
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
8 Cloves Garlic  - chopped
For garnishing coriander leaves  - finely chopped
A Piece of Coal for dungar


Soak lentil for half an hour, add in it water, salt, chily powder and boil the dal till its cooked. 

In a bowl mix,  yogurt,  milk and  malai,  beat  well , add the cardamon and cloves powder mix well.  

When lentils  is cooked, add in creamy mixture, stir the dal well, cook on slow flame for 10 minutes  stirring it so that it does not burn at  the bottom.  Switch off flame,  add the saffron water give it quick stir.

Prepare the tempering

Heat ghee and butter in a pan add the cumin, chopped garlic when the garlic starts to brown take off flame and pour on dal . Cover with a lid. Lastly place the lighted coal in piece of foil or a small bowl pour ghee over it and keep it over the dal covered for 5 minutes. Open garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot. We had this thick, rich, creamy and yummy dal with Yeasted Jowar Naan. 

My Notes:

This dal is not spicy so do add more chilly powder, this will ruin the taste and color of the dal.

Do skip giving dungar to the dal, as this enhances the flavor.

You can use split pigeons peas / tur dal too instead of moong dal

Labels : Dal, Moong dal, Lentils, Mughlai Cuisine, Uttar Pradesh
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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