Shahi Dal Recipe

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.  White Urad Dal (Whole), Whole Almonds (Badam), Milk, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Salt, Onion, Tomatoes, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Red Chilli powder, Green Chilli, Oil   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     10   35     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.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.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.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.Add salt and season well. Add the tempered onion and tomato over the top and serve hot.Serve the Shahi Dal Recipe along with phulka, Manipuri Style Chana Kanghou and Palak Raita by the side to create a delicious lunch meal.