Thikri Ki Dal

Thikri Ki Dal

Rajasthan Thikri Ki Dal has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of delicious daal.

Ingredients for Thikri Ki Dal

  • 1 1/2 cups- Masoor dal, soaked
  • 2- Green chillies
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon- Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons- Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon- Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon- Fenugreek seeds
  • 1- Onion
  • 1 tablespoon- Crushed garlic
  • 2- Dried red chillies
  • Curry leaves
  •  1/2 teaspoon- Red chilli powder
  • 7- Fresh coriander sprigs
  • half- Lemon juice

How to make Thikri Ki Dal

  1. Boil masoor daal with salt, turmeric powder and water in cooker.
  2. Heat ghee in another kadhai.
  3. Heat a terracotta piece on direct flame for 10 minutes.
  4. Add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and onion to kadhai and cook untill golden.
  5. Add garlic, add chopped dried red chillies.
  6. Add curry leaves to the another pan. Add red chillies and red chilli powder and mix well.
  7. Chopped coriander sprigs and add to the pan.
  8. Dip the hot terracotta in the lentil mixture and cover for 5 minutes.
  9. Discard terracotta piece from the lentils.
  10. Transfer the lentils into a serving bowl and serve hot.


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