Maa Cholian Di Dal

A delicious mix of urad and chana dal this punjabi preperation tastes great with rotis and rice alike. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Maa Cholian Di Dal

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Main Ingredients Split black gram flour (urad dal ka atta), Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 1-2days
Cook time 41-50 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Maa Cholian Di Dal

  • 2/3 cup Split black gram flour (urad dal ka atta) soaked overnight
  • 1/3 cup Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked overnight
  • to taste Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespo Pure clarified butter (desi ghee)
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 1 1/2 inches Ginger chopped
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 1 large Tomato chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • for garnishing Fresh coriander leaves Chopped


  1. Place the split black gram and Bengal gram with 4-5 cups water, salt and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook on low heat till 5 whistles. Cool the dal and grind half of it into a paste.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a non-stick pan. Add asafoetida, garlic and ginger and sauté till garlic is golden.
  3. Chop green chillies and add. Sauté well. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes or till it is translucent.
  4. Add tomato, mix well and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add red chilli powder, a pinch turmeric powder and garam masala powder, mix and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cooked dal and ground dal paste. Adjust salt, mix well, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon ghee, garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 778
Carbohydrates 96.7
Protein 32
Fat 29.2
Other Fiber Fiber- 22.9gm