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Dal Sultani

Mughlai Smoked Toor dal recipe
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: North Indian
Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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To Cook Dal

  • 1 Cup Toor dal
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt

Dairy Mixture

  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream

To grind to powder

  • 6-8 Nos Cloves
  • 2 Nos green cardamom

For Tadka/Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 medium sized Onion - finely chopped
  • 2 Pods Garlic cloves - mashed with mortar
  • 2 Nos dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt To taste

To Smoke dal

  • 2 Medium sized betel leaves
  • 1 Medium sized Charcoal


  • Cook Dal with Salt, turmeric powder, Red chilly powder and enough water to 4-5 whistles. Mash it well and keep it ready.
  • Meanwhile, mix milk, curd and cream in a bowl. keep it ready
  • Grind cloves and cardamom to fine powder and keep it ready.
  • Heat charcoal on direct Gas top for 5 minutes.
  • Place betel leaves on top of Dal and place the charcoal on it. Pour Ghee on top of charcoal, smoke arises. Quickly close the cooker lid and let it sit for 5 minutes until smoke eases.
  • After 5 minutes, open the lid, carefully remove the charcoal and betel leaves out and discard them. Now mix in Milk curd mixture and Cloves cardamom powder. Stir it well. Adjust Salt if needed.
  • Meanwhile, for Tadka, Heat oil+ghee mixture, pop in cumin seeds, once it crackles, add chopped onions, garlic, red chilly, salt, chilly powder and garam masala. saute until onions turn brown. add this tadka to Dal.
  • Add freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix well. serve hot with chapati!!