Dal Maharani (The Queen of Indian Lentils!)

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READY IN: 5hrs 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak red kidney beans, black gram and chana dal in water for 4-5 hours.
  • Pressure cook the above dals (lentils) once the time for soaking is over.
  • Transfer the dals to a skillet.
  • Simmer, on low flame, for 30 minutes, until the lentils (dals) become extremely soft.
  • Heat oil in a skillet.
  • Sauté the onions and ginger in it till the raw smell of ginger is gone and onions turn golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and green chillies and continue to sauté.
  • Add turmeric powder and red chili powder once the onion-tomato mixture becomes soft.
  • Continue to sauté.
  • Pour the cooked dal over this mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Stir well.
  • Just before removing from flame, add butter and fresh cream.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with white Basmati rice!
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