Dal maharani – I don’t know the reason for this name or origins of this dal but this is one of my favorite dals. Urad dal cooked with onion, tomato, and spices. This is an in house speciality at my home. Some dishes taste best when cooked by certain people and this is surely one of them. My aunt’s signature dish which I relish with hot parathas or bajra rotis.
1/4 cup Rajma
1/4 cup Whole Urad dal
1/4 cup Chana dal
1 Onions, chopped
2 Tomatoes, chopped
3 Green chillies, sliced
1/2 inch Ginger, Grated
Salt To taste
1 Pinch Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tbsp Handful Butter
1/4 cup Cream
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
Soak rajma, urad daal and chana dal overnight.
Pressure cook the urad dal, chana dal and rajma. Mash them a little. Keep aside.
Heat butter in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry until they splutter. Add ginger and chillies.
Fry for few minutes. Add chopped onions and tomatoes. Cook until done.
Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and stir well.
Add the mashed dals and boil for few minutes.
Add cream, corainder leaves and mix well. Serve the dal maharani hot with roti.