Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maa chole ki daal | Punjabi Cusine

Hi Friends 
Sharing with you a comfort food from punjabi cusine. It is a simple and rich daal without onion or garlic which can be enjoyed with roti or rice. Do check out the recipe.

Recipe source: Maayeka

Split white lentil /Urad daal chilka - 3/ 4 cup
Bengal gram /chana daal- 3/4 cup
Tomato,chopped- 1.5 cup
Green chili, chopped- 1tsp
Ginger, chopped- 2 tsp
Butter - 1.5 tbsp
Ghee - 2.5 tbsp
Cumin /jeera-1 tsp
Asafoetida /hing - 1/4 tsp
Bay leaf /tej patta -1
Ginger, grated-1/2 tsp
Chili powder- 1tsp
Kasoori methi /dried fenugreek leaves - 1.5 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric/haldi  -1/2 tsp
Salt /namak - to taste

Wash and soak both lentils together in enough water  for 1 hour.
After one hour slightly rub and then drain the water in which it is soaked.
Add the lentils in a pressure cooker and add grated ginger,chili, turmeric and 2 cups of water.
Pressure cook on medium heat for 2 whistles or till daal get cooked (dont overcook)
In a heavy bottom pan add ghee when become slightly hot then add cumin,hing and bay leaves
Now add chopped tomato,chopped ginger and salt and cook till tomato become soft.
Then add chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder and keep stirring till oil starts seperating.
Add cooked dal, 2 cups of water,kasoori methi and garam masala
Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Add butter,fresh chopped coriander and serve hot.
Serving suggestions-Can serve with roti,kulcha, steamed rice or jeera rice


  1. yum.. Love the consistency of your dhal. Nice presentation too :-)

  2. The daal takes me back to Delhi. .super yum daal..very well made.

  3. Yummy:-) comfort food

  4. that is such a comforting meal!!! love it..

  5. Thanks for sharing!! Looks yummy:)
    I often cook this mix daal but with garlic. We get a packet of mixed daal so I don't have to buy different types.
    Ok, I think that daal is not this one ...I guess that is called something like pancharatan or panchmishrit....etc...not sure:)

  6. Very nicely done and so healthy!

  7. Thats a super protein packed daal, inviting definitely.

  8. Looks delicious.. Nicely done.

  9. There are days when we dont eat onions and garlic.... specials week days... phew! its taxing to think of interesting recipes without onion and garlic.... This looks yummy and nutritious.. I am gonna try this :)

  10. wow such an delicious chole ki daal :) perfect treat with rice even though no onion and garlic !!

  11. A very interesting blend of dals!

  12. just give me some rice and this dal looks so good - perfect comfort food


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