Maharani Dal

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Aug. 16, 2013

A dish prepared of mixed lentils and enriched with the flavor of spices and richness of fresh cream.


Red kidney beans 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Rajma)
Bengal gram 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Chana dal)
Black gram 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Urad dal)
Butter 50 Gram
Onion 1 Medium , chopped
Tomato 1 Medium , chopped
Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
Grated ginger 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Chopped green chili 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
Cayenne pepper powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Fresh cream 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
For garnishing
Cilantro sprigs 6 , chopped, divided (5
Red chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon



1. Soak urad dal (Black gram), rajma (Red kidney beans) and chana dal (Bengal gram) in ½ cup of water overnight.

2. In a pan add the already soaked dal, water (4 cups), and pressure cook on a low flame for about 45 minutes. Mash the dals a little and keep aside.


3. In a pan, heat butter and add mustard seeds, and cumin seeds.

4. Once they splutter add grated ginger and chopped green chilies. Fry for 2-3 minutes and chopped onion. Cook until lightly brown.

5. Add chopped tomato and cook till they disintegrate or become soft.

6. Stir in cayenne pepper powder, turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Cook on a low flame for 2-3 minutes.

7. Add the mashed dals and stir well. Pour 50 ml of water if the consistency of the dal is thick and cook on a high flame for 3-4 minutes.

8. Pour fresh cream and mix well.

9. Add chopped coriander or cilantro leaves and mix well.


10. Garnish with chopped coriander or cilantro leaves and red chill powder and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 626Calories from Fat 222

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.5%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 288 mg12%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 15 g60%

Sugars 20 g

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet