Mah ki Dal - Without cream | How to make Mah ki Dal - Without cream

By Pallavi Purani  |  12th Apr 2016  |  
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About Mah ki Dal - Without cream Recipe

Mah ki dal is a mix of whole urad dal [skin and all], rajma and chana dal. It is a lovely concoction which goes well with parathas or rice. It is of a thicker consistency and I love to take it right on the plate and dig in. Frankly I don't find a difference between this and Amritsari dal. :) This punjabi dal calls for cream/malai but I have found a hack which allows me to do away with the unnecessary heaviness.

Mah ki Dal - Without cream, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Mah ki Dal - Without cream by Pallavi Purani will definitely help you in its preparation. The Mah ki Dal - Without cream can be prepared within 480 minutes. The time taken for cooking Mah ki Dal - Without cream is 60 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Mah ki Dal - Without cream step by step. The detailed explanation makes Mah ki Dal - Without cream so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Mah ki Dal - Without cream can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Mah ki Dal - Without cream from BetterButter.

Mah ki Dal - Without cream

Ingredients to make Mah ki Dal - Without cream

  • Whole urad dal 1 cup
  • rajma 1/2 cup
  • chana dal 1/4 cup
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • ginger garlic chilly paste 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt and red chilly powder to taste
  • 2 day old milk 1 cup
  • 1 tej patta/bay leaf
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 4-5 whole pepper corns
  • 2 tbsp dhaniya powder
  • 2 whole cardamoms
  • 2.5 cup water
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • jeera 1 tsp

How to make Mah ki Dal - Without cream

  1. Soak the dals over night. Boil them with the same water plus 2 cups of water. Add some salt and turmeric powder. Pressure cook it for 2 whistles on full flame and 15 minutes or until done. The chana dal will be almost mashed by now.
  2. While the dal is boiling, heat ghee in a kadhai. Add jeera, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, whole red chillies and onion. Once the onion is pink, add the ginger-garlic-green chilly paste and cook it off.
  3. Add some salt, red chilly powder and dhaniya powder. Add the tomatoes and 1/2 cup water. Let it cook down on medium heat until tomatoes are completely mashed.
  4. Once the dals are cooked, add the dal to the masala. Mix well and keep cooking it on medium low flame. Adjust seasoning.
  5. After cooking for about 10 minutes or so, add the milk. I turn off the gas and add it. Mix well.
  6. Turn the gas on and let it bubble happily on a low heat for 15-17 minutes, stirring in between occasionally. Once it thickens, serve hot.

My Tip:

The hack I am talking about it using 2 day old refrigerated milk. I keep a cup of milk far away in the fridge so that it does not get used. It needs some planning ahead but it is worthwhile.

Reviews for Mah ki Dal - Without cream (3)

Preeti Tejaa year ago

I don't know about the dal.but the display picture needs to be have kept the prayer book as a decoration to show the dal belongs to the Punjab region.I t hurts the religious sentiments of the Sikhs.Please do the needful ASAP.

Shipra Saxena2 years ago

very nice and homely dish :D

Ishika Uppal2 years ago

Loved your click :relaxed: