Punjabi Recipes
Dal Maharani  
Serves 4


100g rajma daal

50g butter
50g black gram 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
50g Bengal gram 2 green chilies, chopped
100g tomatoes, chopped 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/4 tsp turmeric
5g garam masala 50g oil
50g onions, chopped Salt to taste

Soak the rajma dal, chana dal and black gram in water for 5-6 hours. Pressure cook for 30 minutes, or if you do not have one, cook for an hour or so until done Heat oil in a pan, fry the onions and ginger-garlic paste for few minutes Add coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric and fry for another 2-3 minutes. To this, add tomatoes and cook until they are mushy.
When a thick gravy forms, add boiled dals and cook with salt and water if required for 10-15 minutes. Add garam masala and stir well.
Remove from heat, garnish with chopped coriander & lime
Serve with rice or chapattis.


Energy (Kcal)


Carotene  ( μg )


Protein (g) 11.77 Vitamin C (mg) 1.5
Carbohydrate (g) 32.44 Mg  (mg) 87.3
Fat (g) 23.9 Na  (mg) 17.85
Fibre (g) 1.91 K  (mg) 242.4
Minerals (g) 2.05 Mn  (mg) 0.77
Calcium  (mg) 109.9 Zn  (mg) 1.91
Phosphorus  (mg) 205.3 Cr  (mg) 0.02
Iron  (mg) 2.76