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Sunday, August 31, 2014

DAL MAHARANI - From Pakashalaindiankitchen

Dal Maharani is a very famous staple food item from Punjab Region of India.This is a side dish for Chapathi or for Plain Rice.The word dal is also used to name the thick stew prepared from these pulses, and the fried garnish for dal goes by many names, including chaunk and tadka.

1/4 cup Rajma
1/4 cup Whole Urad dal
1/4 cup Chana dal
1 Onions, chopped
2 Tomatoes, chopped
3 Green chillies, sliced
1/2 inch Ginger, Grated
Salt To taste
1 Pinch Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
Corainder leaves
1 tbsp Handful Butter
1/4 cup Cream
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds


  • Soak rajma, urad daal and chana dal overnight.
  • Pressure cook the urad dal, chana dal and rajma. Mash them a little. Keep aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry until they splutter. Add ginger and chillies.
  • Fry for few minutes. Add chopped onions and tomatoes. Cook until done.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and stir well.
  • Add the mashed dals and boil for few minutes.
  • Add cream, corainder leaves and mix well. Serve the dal maharani hot with roti.