Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Dal maharani

Dal maharani is an punjabi dal made with combo of black urad dal, chana dal, rajma cooked in creamy base in addition to normal spices.  Using punjabi garam masala can also be done, to enrich flavour.

Ingredients required

  • 1 cup black urad dal
  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1/2 cup rajma
  • 4-5 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp punjabi garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 11/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dhanya powder
  • 1/4 cup khoya/cream/milk
  • 4 tsp of finely chopped coriander leaves, to garnish

For paste

  • 2-3 cashews
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds/sombu
  • 2-inch piece of ginger
  • 4 tsp finely chopped mint leaves
  • 2-3 crushed green chillies


Soak all daals, pressure cook them till done and keep aside.
Make paste using all above ingredients using mortar and pestle.

In a kadaai, heat oil , saute jeera and onions.

Add in crushed paste and cook

Add in tomato puree, followed by all the spices

After this gets cooked, add cooked dal along with water.  

Add in khoya/cream.  Check the seasoning and spice.  Cook for another 5-10 minutes on simmer flame and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves

It was very nice, yummy too!!

And i have an big kadaai full of dal maharani mixture.. anybody over there... Be my guest!!!

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