Dal Sultani By Pankaj Bhadouria

Dal Sultani

In Indian cuisine, dal is used as a side dish or as a main meal with rice or roti. Chef Pankaj Bhadouria shares a recipe for Dal Sultani made by using Tuvar (Arhar) dal. Her dal is perfectly cooked, smoky, creamy, flavorful and delicious.
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Cooking Time

20-30 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

8-10 Min



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  • 250 gm parboiled tuvar dal
  • 1 betel leaf
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 cups milk
  • 250 gm of cream
  • 1 cup curd
  • 6 cloves
  • 10 cardamom
  • 5 - 6 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • finely chopped green chilli
  • mint leaves
  • saffron strands


  1. 1

    Mash the parboiled tuvar dal. Add betel leaf and heated coal over the leaf. Pour ghee over it and cover it with a lid.
  2. 2

    In a bowl, add milk, cream, curd and mix it well. Prepare a paste of cloves and cardamoms. Add the paste in a different bowl and keep it aside. Finely chop the garlic cloves.
  3. 3

    Extract the coal and betel leaf from the dal. In a heated pan, add the dal. Add the cream and milk mixture and let it cook for 20 - 25 minutes. Add clove and garlic mixture and mix it.
  4. 4

    In a heated pan, add ghee, cumin seeds, finely chopped garlic and saute. Pour the tadka in the dal.
  5. 5

    Add saffron strands, finely chopped green chilli, mint leaves and mix it well.

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