Friday, May 18, 2018

Dal Lucknowi/Lucknowi Dal/Awadhi Dal

I was looking for a different dal dish for this week's blogging marathon. You might have noticed that am running this week's blogging marathon with Dazzling dals as theme. After a delectable Dhaba style dal fry, my post for this week's theme goes for an another interesting, easy breezy and definitely a comforting dal dish from Awadh cuisine. Google master took me to Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's Site where i crossed this delicious dal. This dal calls for easy ingredients with usual cooking process, but the interesting addition in this dal is Milk. Yes you heard it rite, milk is used in this dal dish. Adding milk in a dal is completely new for a South Indian like me. Even i was bit skeptical about this addition, but trust me i was completely wrong.

Dal Lucknowi, Lucknowi Dal

The addition of milk brings a mild creaminess to this simple and comforting dal. We enjoyed having this creamy dal with rice and potato fry, obviously everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly this dal dish. As i told earlier, this dal dish is quite an easy dish to prepare if you are bored to make an elaborate dal based gravies like sambar or kootu. Toor dal is used in this dish, however if you feel like combining other pulses like masoor dal, moongdal dont hesitate a second. Anyhow this dal dish is a keeper as its quite a comforting dish for people like me who loves simple dals for their meal.

Dal Lucknowi

1cup Toor dal (soaked)
2 Green chillies(chopped)
1/2tspTurmeric powder
4nos Garlic cloves
1cup Milk
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
Coriander leaves (chopped)

Pressure cook the soaked dal with green chillies,salt, turmeric powder with enough water for upto three whistles.

Once the steam released, bring boil the dal with milk and cook for a while.

Heat enough oil in a pan, let crack the cumin seeds, asafoetida powder, fry the dry red chillies, chopped garlic and saute until a nice aroma comes from.

Lucknowi Dal

Add this tempering to the dal and continue to cook for few minutes. Put off the stove.

Add the chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.


Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Yet another delicious dal in the series..

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Even I made this dal but could not take pictures when I made it. Recipe is in my magic folder until next time. Even I was skeptical of milk and was surprised how good it tasted.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That is such a homey and delicious dal. Adding milk is quite interesting and must have made dal taste even more yummy!!

Meghna Chatterjee said... Reply To This Comment

The dal looks wholesome and delicious, what a wonderful recipe it is!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I prefer dal over any spicy curry for a nice comfort food. With a dollop of ghee and hot steamed rice, this would be just divine..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

This is truly soul food!I am happy to have another dal recipe

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Dal is my all time favourite. Awadhi recipes are so nice to taste.

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Can't imagine how milk would taste in dal and am so curious to try this out. The bowl looks super cute Priya! :) :)

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious dal Priya. I remember my MIL's friend had some years back suggested that after any dal is cooked and if I didn't ant to add cream or butter like as in makhni dal, then adding about 2-3 tbsp of milk would do the trick of making it creamy. I follow that it works like magic. Sometimes it also helps when the dal becomes a bit too helps to balance the taste.

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a great idea. Never tried dal with milk. This looks delish. Next time I will follow this recipe. Thanks for sharing 😊

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

This dal surely looks so creamy and fantastic Priya. I think we can go on and on with so many versions of dal right..very good choice!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious! I have been adding milk to dal for some time now. It brings a delicious creamy flavour which balances the spice. :D You guess right every time I mess up dal I add milk.

JollyHomemadeRecipes said... Reply To This Comment

Ultimate dal to relish along with some sabji , rice and some side salad. This is really such a comfort food for me & I love this sort of simple dal. Adding of milk into dal quite interesting. Beautiful share.

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

I have added cream in some of my dal recipes but never tried with milk..this dal looks so creamy and delicious. Now I have one more dal recipe to try out..lovely share Priya

Maria Nasir said... Reply To This Comment

For someone like me who eats dal at least thrice a week, this is a lovely variation. A royal treat from the Nawabi dasturkhuan, made with easy to find, kitchen staple ingredients. 😊

Ruchi said... Reply To This Comment

Amazingly Nawabi share. Looks so creamy and rich. Delicious share

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

I do prepare this awadhi dal and it tastes good. Soul food anytime.

Freda said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delicious bowl of comforting dal, I've been wanting to try adding milk in dal for a while now, but don't end up doing so. Your post just reminded me of it, thanks for the lovely share :)

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I sure would love this Lucknowi dal with some rice and or roti. Such flavorful and inviting dal.

Sasmita said... Reply To This Comment

Dal ia all time fav of mine over any other curry. Such a comfort food !!

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a different dal with milk - must be nice and rich and creamy

CookwithRenu said... Reply To This Comment

Soulful and comforting Dal..Delicious.....

Hayley said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delicious and comforting daal, taste must so awesome with the addition of milk.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

I have been planning to make Lucknowi dal for some time now. Adding milk to dal sounds very interesting. Will have to try it out some time.

preethi'scuisine said... Reply To This Comment

I love dals and this one looks absolutely lip smacking. Loved the addition of milk to the dal.Fab share Priya.