maa ki dal recipe | kaali dal | maa ki daal | black gram dal

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maa ki dal recipe | kaali dal | maa ki daal | black gram dal with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular homely and creamy lentil curry recipe made with the whole black urad dal or sabut urad dal. it is a known day to day curry recipe made in north india, particularly in north and served with either choice of flatbreads or choice of rice option. the recipe has a strong similarity between dal makhani, but has its own unique flavour and taste to it.
maa ki dal recipemaa ki dal recipe | kaali dal | maa ki daal | black gram dal with step by step photo and video recipe. indian cuisine is incomplete by not mentioning or highlighting the dal variants it has to offer. each region, each state and even individual community has its own unique creation and type of dal recipe. one such simple and subtle dal variant from north india is maa ki dal or kaali dal recipe known for its rich flavour.

as i mentioned earlier, it has a strong similarity between dal makhani recipe, but i will try to explain the difference in simple words. even though the lentil used in both the recipe is the same, yet the result is very different. firstly and importantly the cooking time is very less compared to the makhani variation. in dal makhani, it has to be slow-cooked for a couple of hours so that the real creamy flavour is released. whereas in this recipe, it hardly takes a maximum of 40-45 minutes and the dal is ready. the other major and important difference is the ingredients used in it. in this recipe, i have used only black urad dal, whereas in the other variation it is a combination of black dal, rajma and even masoor dal to get that extra thickness and creaminesses. moreover, the makhani recipe has more cream added as the final step, whereas a cream is optional and can be added only if you prefer.

kaali dal

furthermore, before i wrap up the recipe post, some easy and important tips, suggestions and variations to maa ki dal recipe. firstly, soaking dal is a mandatory step and you can avoid it. some lentils may avoid soaking, and as an alternative, you can pressure cook it further but not for this lentil. secondly, the recipe is typically served with jeera rice or any flavoured rice. having said that you can also serve it with roti and chapati, but you may have to make it thicker. lastly, once it is rested it may get thick as it cools down. you may have to add water and bring it consistency before reheating it.

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maa ki dal recipe

maa ki dal recipe | kaali dal | maa ki daal | black gram dal

3.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Soaking Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: dal
Cuisine: punjabi
Keyword: maa ki dal recipe
Calories: 167kcal
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easy maa ki dal recipe | kaali dal | maa ki daal | black gram dal

Ingredients

for pressure cooking:

  • ¾ cup black urad dal
  • water, for soaking
  • 3 cup water, for pressure cooking
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter

other ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large bowl take ¾ cup black urad dal and soak in enough water for 3 hours.
  • drain off the water and transfer to a pressure cooker.
  • add 3 cup water and 1 tsp ghee.
  • cover and pressure cook for 5 whistles or until dal is cooked well. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai, heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp kasuri methi.
  • add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 chilli.
  • saute well making sure onions turn golden brown,
  • keeping the flame on low, add ¼ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp salt.
  • saute on low flame, until spices turn aromatic.
  • further, add 2 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  • add in pressure cooked dal and mix well.
  • also, add 1 cup water or as required adjusting consistency as desired.
  • cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until flavours are absorbed.
  • now add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
  • finally, enjoy ma ki dal recipe with roti or rice.
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how to make kaali dal with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take ¾ cup black urad dal and soak in enough water for 3 hours.
  2. drain off the water and transfer to a pressure cooker.
  3. add 3 cup water and 1 tsp ghee.
  4. cover and pressure cook for 5 whistles or until dal is cooked well. keep aside.
  5. in a large kadai, heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp kasuri methi.
  6. add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 chilli.
  7. saute well making sure onions turn golden brown.
  8. keeping the flame on low, add ¼ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp salt.
  9. saute on low flame, until spices turn aromatic.
  10. further, add 2 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  11. add in pressure cooked dal and mix well.
  12. also, add 1 cup water or as required adjusting consistency as desired.
  13. cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until flavours are absorbed.
  14. now add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
  15. finally, enjoy ma ki dal recipe with roti or rice.
    kaali dal

notes:

  • firstly, if serving dal with roti then make slightly thick dal.
  • also, adjust the amount of spice depending on the spice level.
  • additionally, if you reduce the soaking time then you may have to increase the pressure cooking time.
  • finally, ma ki dal recipe tastes great when slow-cooked.
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