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Ma Choliyan Di Dal

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Urad and chana dal cooked with mother’s love!

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Maa ki Dal.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Ma Choliyan Di Dal

Main Ingredients

Split black gram with skin (chilkewali urad dal), Split Bengal gram (chana dal)




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split black gram with skin (chilkewali urad dal) soaked
    1 cup
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked
    1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Ginger grated
    2 tablespoons
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Ghee
    2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Ginger finely chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Onion finely chopped
    1 medium
  • Red chilli powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves chopped
    1 tablespoon


Step 1

Drain and pressure-cook, on low heat, both grams in 4 cups of water with turmeric powder, salt, 1 tablespoon grated ginger and asafoetida for 5-7 whistles.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add remaining ginger and onion, mix and sauté for 2 minute.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder and garam masala powder, mix and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add pressure cooked dal, stir to mix and add 1 cup water. Stir, cover and cook till it comes to a boil.

Step 6

Switch off heat, add chopped coriander and mix well. Serve hot.

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