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5 from 3 votes

Sookhi Tadka Dal – Garlic Urad Dal UP Style

This simple but flavorful dal is a perfect accompaniment to any Indian meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 253kcal


  • 2/3 cup hulled and skinned black lentils urad dal

Tadka Ingredients


  • Combine the dal and 2 ½ cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Using a ladle, remove scum that will rise to the surface of the water. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • In a small skillet, heat ghee. Add asoefetida. After is stops sizzling, and chiles and garlic, until garlic turns golden brown.
  • Add to the cooked dal and stir to combine. Add salt to taste. Stir to combine.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 5mg
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