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Dal Maharani (The Queen of Indian Lentils!)

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“Its a wonderful mixture of various lentils and very tasty with hot white rice. I add a dollop of low fat yogurt instead of the fresh cream to my plate for a lower cal option!”
READY IN:
5hrs 40mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak red kidney beans, black gram and chana dal in water for 4-5 hours.
  2. Pressure cook the above dals (lentils) once the time for soaking is over.
  3. Transfer the dals to a skillet.
  4. Simmer, on low flame, for 30 minutes, until the lentils (dals) become extremely soft.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet.
  6. Sauté the onions and ginger in it till the raw smell of ginger is gone and onions turn golden brown.
  7. Add tomatoes and green chillies and continue to sauté.
  8. Add turmeric powder and red chili powder once the onion-tomato mixture becomes soft.
  9. Continue to sauté.
  10. Pour the cooked dal over this mixture and bring to a boil.
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Stir well.
  13. Just before removing from flame, add butter and fresh cream.
  14. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with white Basmati rice!

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