White Lentil (Urad Dal) Recipe

  • Main traditional cuisine in Asia serves with rice or Chapati.
  • Good source of protein, rich in fiber and very low in cholesterol.
  • Easy to make as compared to other legumes
What you’ll need
  • Yield: 4 serving
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 45 min


Pdf Recipe

For Lentil

  • 1 cup white lentil (washed and soaked)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 Tsp. red pepper (ground)
  • 1 Tsp. turmeric (ground) optional
  • 1 Tsp. ginger (grated)
  • 1 Tsp. garlic (paste)

For Seasoning                 

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or ghee
  • 1 Tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 small or 1/2 medium sized onion
  • 4-5 red Chilies (dry roasted)
  • 2-3 green Chilies (fresh)
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic (chopped)


  • For better results, soak lentil for at least 10-15 mins. Don’t use turmeric if you want the curry to stay white. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • For healthier option use clarified butter (ghee) as a substitute. It provides 100% fat and improves your digestion. It also protects the digestive tract from the microorganism. 
Lentil Curry


  1. Add water and lentil into a bowl and soak it for at least 15 mins.
  2. Transfer it to a medium saucepan on a high heat, add in your spices, ginger, and garlic then waits until the water reached boiling.
  3. Reduce the heat to simmer for 20-25 min or until cooked.
  4. Heat a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, add and saute onion until golden brown for about 5 mins. Add in seasoning, pan fry for 5 more min and pour it on lentil curry
  5. Serve hot with rice, naan or Chapatti


  • Store in airtight container for up to two days or freeze it for a month.

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