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Maa Chole Di Dal  Recipe

A favourite of the Punjabis

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Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 6-10 minutes

Servings : 4

Maa Chole Di Dal

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  • Split black gram with skin (chilkewali urad dal)
    1/2 cup
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
    1/2 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger chopped
    1 inch piece
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Pure ghee
    2-3 tablespoons
  • Butter
    1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Onion chopped
    1 medium
  • Tomatoes chopped
    2 medium
  • Red chilli powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2 tablespoons


Step 1

Mix the two dals, wash and soak in four cups of water for an hour. Drain.

Step 2

Place soaked dals in a pan with four cups of water, salt to taste, turmeric powder, half of the ginger and green chillies.

Step 3

Cover and cook on low heat till the dals are tender. Stir well with a ladle to make a homogeneous mixture of the dals without mashing them.

Step 4

Heat ghee and butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds, remaining green chillies and ginger.

Step 5

Stir and add onion and sauté till onion turns light brown.

Step 6

Add tomatoes and sauté till the tomatoes soften. Add red chilli powder and sauté for half a minute. Add the tempering to the dal and mix.

Step 7

Simmer for a few minutes and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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