Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Dal Maharani

Dal Maharani is a variation of Dal Makhani, which I have posted before. It uses Whole Urad Dal and has a very creamy texture to it though it does not use much fat in it. It has an awesome medley of flavours that you will fall in love with.

AGC are bloghopping this week. I am cooking from Veena's blog. I am quite familiar with her blog and love it. I have previously made Nankatai from her blog which has been a great success in our house. I chose this recipe cause I fell in love with the name. A dal fit for a queen!

Ingredients (Serves 5-6 ppl)

Whole Black Urad Dal 2 cups
Rajma 1/2 cup
Water 5 cups

Cumin 2 tsp
Poppy seeds 2 tsp
Garlic 10 pods
Ginger 2 inch piece
Green Chilli 2
Red Chilli 2
Curry Leaves 2 sprigs
Turmeric 1 tsp
Garam Masala 2 tsp
Kashmiri Red Chilli powder 1 tsp

Tomato 3
Curd 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves to garnish

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Soak the dals overnight. Drain and pressure cook with the 5 cups of water till it is well cooked.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, poppy seeds, sliced garlic, sliced ginger, sliced green chillies, red chillies and curry leaves.

3. When they are slightly roased, add finely chopped tomatoes. Mix well and cook till the tomatoes are mushed well.

4. Add the curd, turmeric powder and kashmiri red chilli (you can add regular chilli powder as well. add in less quantity) along with some salt.

5. Now add the cooked dal along with the water in it (as required). I added 2 more cups of water to it.  Also add the garam masala.

6. Simmer for a little while till it all comes together.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti or rice.


  1. Delightful and comforting deal, looks superb

  2. i liked the ruffled backdrop too and the dal looks swell. Have tasted it once, though never have made it myself :)

  3. i suck at making dals Rosh.. how i envy all of you who can make them so well!!

  4. Rosh, I will make it this weekend & get back to your with (awesome) reviews!! :) Looks so scrumptious!

  5. Nutritious and healthy dal, trust me am yet to do this.

  6. healthy and delicious dal.

  7. Looks very delicious Roshni...our family is a lover of dals.