Dal Maharani Recipe

Dal Maharani Recipe

40 mins
5-6 people
10 mins


Black urad dal soaked

1 cup

Rajma soaked

½ cup

Chana dal soaked

¼ cup


3 tbsp

Bay leaf

2 pcs


½ inch


4-5 pcs

Black cardamom

1 pc

Green cardamom

2 pcs

Black pepper

7-8 pcs


1 tbsp

Red chilli powder

1 tbsp

Turmeric powder

½ tbsp


½ tsp


½ tbsp

Onion chopped

½ cup

Ginger garlic paste

1 tbsp

Coriander powder

½ tbsp

Jeera powder

½ tbsp

Green chilli chopped

1 tsp

Tomato chopped

⅔ cup


as required 

Kasoori methi

2 tbsp


2 tbsp

Fresh cream

2 tbsp

Coriander chopped

1 tbsp


In a pressure cooker, add soaked urad dal, soaked chana dal, soaked rajma, green chilli, turmeric powder, bayleaf, cinnamon, black cardamom, green cardamom, black pepper, clove, oil, salt, hing, water and pressure cook it for 4-5 whistles on medium-high heat.

Now heat a pan, add oil, jeera and let it crackle.

Then add chopped onion and saute until it gets golden brown.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute.

Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, jeera powder and cook them.

Later add chopped green chilli, chopped tomatoes and cook until it gets mashy.

Then add some water, kasoori methi and cook it for 4-5 mins.

Now, transfer the cooked dal to the pan. Remove whole spices and discard them.

Then, cook the dal on simmer and mash it with the help of masher. It should get smooth consistency.

Lastly add butter, fresh cream, chopped coriander and cook for a minute.

Dal maharani is ready to serve.