Maah Chole Ki Dal Recipe (How to make maah chole di dal recipe)
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Maah Chole Ki Dal Recipe (How to make maah chole di dal recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 192kcal
Author Kanan


For maah chole di dal recipe:

  • ½ cup Urad dal (split, with skin)
  • ¼ cup Chana dal (Split bengal gram)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (makhan)
  • 1 ½ cups Water for pressure cooking
  • ½ to 1 cup Water to add later for right dal consistency
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mint leaves finely chopped

For tempering (tadka):

  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Green chili finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder


Making Maah Chole ki Dal Recipe:

  • Combine and wash both dals and soak for 30 minutes.
  • Then discard the water and take into pressure cooker along with salt, ginger paste, garlic paste, butter and 1 ½ cups of water.
  • Pressure cook it for 5-6 whistles on medium heat or till soft. Then mash slightly using back of spoon of spatula.
  • Add remaining water to get right consistency and simmer for 4-5 minutes.

Making tempering:

  • Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add onion, ginger, garlic and green chili, cook till soft and light pink in color.
  • Then add tomatoes and cook till soft.
  • Now mix in red chili powder and cook for a minute.
  • Add this tempering to the dal and mix.
  • Lastly add chopped coriander and mint leaves. Turn off the stove.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.1g | Protein: 4.8g | Fat: 13.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 1g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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