Dal Maharani

Urad dal and rajma preparation enriched with fresh cream.Its a wonderful mixture of various lentils and very tasty with steam rice. Add a dollop of low fat yogurt instead of the fresh cream This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Dal Maharani
Main Ingredients Whole black gram, Red kidney beans
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 8-10 hour
Cook time 41-50 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dal Maharani

  • 1/2 cup Whole black gram soaked overnight
  • 2 tablespoons Red kidney beans soaked overnight
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 medium Onions
  • 10 cloves Garlic
  • 1 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Pure ghee
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 cup + for garnish Cream
  • 1 sprig Fresh coriander leaves


  1. Pressure-cook urad dal and rajma in about 4-5 cups of water with a little salt till 8 whistles are given out. Drain and reserve the cooking liquid.
  2. Chop onions and garlic. Cut the ginger into thin strips. Heat ghee and butter in a deep non-stick pan.
  3. Add cumin seeds and sauté for a few seconds. Add onions, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 2 minutes or till lightly browned. Puree tomatoes.
  4. Add red chilli powder and tomato puree to the onions. Mix well and cook till fat separates. Add cooked dals and 1½ cups of cooking liquid. Mix well.
  5. Add garam masala powder. Mix well and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cream and stir to mix. Serve hot garnished with a swirl of cream and a coriander sprig.

Nutrition Info

Calories 260
Carbohydrates 27
Protein 9
Fat 12
Other Fiber 1.8