How to Make Sultani Dal: A Step-by-Step Guide 2023

Sultani Dal

Recipe for Sultani Dal - A dish made with split Bengal gram and green gram, flavored with Indian spices and cream. Here's a recipe for Sultani Dal:


  • 1/2 cup split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • 1/2 cup green gram (moong dal)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

How to Make Sultani Dal: A Step-by-Step Guide 2023


  1. Wash and soak both the dals for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker or a heavy-bottomed pot.
  3. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  4. Add onions, green chilies and sauté till onions turn golden brown.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes away.
  6. Add tomatoes and cook till they turn soft and mushy.
  7. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well.
  8. Add the soaked dal and 4 cups of water. Mix well.
  9. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook for 4-5 whistles or till the dal is cooked.
  10. Once the pressure is released, open the lid and check the consistency. If it is too thick, add some water.
  11. Add cream and mix well.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or suggestions.

Sultani Dal Nutrition information

Based on the above ingredients, Here is the nutrition information for the given recipe per serving (assuming 4 servings):

⇒ Calories: 425

⇒ Total Fat: 16g

  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Sodium: 637mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 18g

Health benefits of Sultani Dal

⇒ High in Protein: Both split Bengal gram and green gram are rich sources of plant-based protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues, and also helps to maintain muscle mass.

⇒ Rich in Fiber: Sultani Dal is high in dietary fiber, which helps improve digestion and bowel movements. This can help prevent constipation and other digestive problems.

⇒ Lowers Cholesterol: The soluble fiber in Sultani Dal helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the body, which can help lower the risk of heart disease and other chronic health conditions.

⇒ Regulates Blood Sugar: Sultani Dal is low in simple carbohydrates and high in complex carbohydrates, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. This makes it a great option for people with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.

⇒ Good Source of Vitamins and Minerals: Sultani Dal is rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, potassium, and folate. These nutrients are essential for maintaining good health and preventing nutritional deficiencies.

⇒ Boosts Immune System: The spices used in Sultani Dal, such as cumin and turmeric, have anti-inflammatory properties that help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of infections and diseases.

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