Dal Amritsari


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Dal Amritsari is creamy whole black lentil dal with a tomato based tadka.

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Dal Amritsari, as the name suggests is a dal from the city of Amritsar in North India. Prepared with whole black lentils or whole urad, this dal is ready in a jiffy when cooked in a pressure cooker, without compromising on the taste. A tadka or tempering is prepared for this dal with tomatoes onions and a blend of Punjabi spices. No Punjabi dal is complete without the use of some Punjabi garam masalas. Serve hot garnished with some chopped coriander or butter.

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Dal Amritsari recipe - How to make Dal Amritsari

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Serves 4.
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Method
  1. Clean, wash and soak the whole urad in water overnight.
  2. Drain, add ½ cup onions, ginger, salt and 2½ cups of water and pressure cook for 15 to 20 minutes, over medium flame, till the urad is cooked.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Whisk so as to mash the dal, add the cream and cook on low flame for 10 minutes so it thickens. Keep aside.
  5. For the tempering, heat the oil and ghee in a small pan, add the remaining onions, ginger paste, garlic paste and green chillies and sauté till the onions turn translucent.
  6. Add the tomatoes and sauté for 3-4 minutes or till the mixture leaves oil.
  7. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, Punjabi garam masala and salt and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add it to the dal and simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Accompaniments

Khoba Roti, Rajasthani Khoba Roti 
Makhani Roti ( Mughli Khana) 
Makhani Roti 
Pachranga Achaar 
Punjabi Aam ka Achaar 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy232 cal
Protein6.1 g
Carbohydrates18.5 g
Fiber5.5 g
Fat15.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A545.7 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C14.1 mg
Folic Acid91.3 mcg
Calcium64.2 mg
Iron1.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium15.2 mg
Potassium301.4 mg
Zinc0.8 mg

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Dal Amritsari
5
 on 26 May 17 09:57 AM


delicious recipe of daal amritsari. i just loved it as I will surely try it at home..
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26 May 17 05:01 PM
Dal Amritsari
5
 on 19 Feb 17 07:22 AM


Dal Amritsari
5
 on 15 Nov 16 06:13 PM


This dal is very nice. Lip smacking... Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonal, we are delighted you loved the Dal Amritsari recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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17 Nov 16 03:59 PM
Dal Amritsari
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 on 13 Sep 16 10:29 AM


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13 Sep 16 12:32 PM
Dal Amritsari
5
 on 12 Mar 16 01:26 PM


Authentic black dal recipe! Well worth the effort.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Aussie Girl , we are delighted you loved the Dal Amritsari recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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13 Sep 16 12:34 PM
Dal Amritsari
5
 on 28 Dec 15 06:04 AM


Very tasty! This is one of my favorite dishes and I''m glad to finally find a recipe to recreate it at home.
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Tarla Dalal    Divya. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
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28 Dec 15 09:42 AM
Dal Amritsari
5
 on 31 Jul 14 10:36 AM


Very simple, easy and super delicious daal! Highly recommended for every cooking enthusiast to try and relish!
Dal Amritsari
5
 on 02 Feb 13 08:52 PM


Excellent dal.
Dal Amritsari
5
 on 18 Nov 11 07:37 AM


I liked this dal very much . it was excellent