Maa Ki Daal | How to make Maa Ki Daal

By sweta biswal  |  11th Apr 2016  |  
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About Maa Ki Daal Recipe

A delicious slow cooked dal recipe that is sure to make a fan out of any food critic.

Maa Ki Daal

Ingredients to make Maa Ki Daal

  • 2/3 cup black lentils (urad dal)
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2-3 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/3 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi
  • 3 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro for garnishing

How to make Maa Ki Daal

  1. Wash and soak the black lentils overnight.
  2. Chop the onion into small pieces. Grind the tomato into a puree.
  3. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker. Add the cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
  4. Add the chopped onions and fry till translucent. Follow with the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the powdered spices and fry for 30 seconds before adding the fresh tomato puree. Cook till the oil starts to separate from the tomatoes.
  6. Wash and drain the soaked lentils. Add them to the pressure cooker along with salt, 2 1/2 cups water and the kasuri methi. Cook for 7-8 whistles. Remove from flame and allow steam to escape naturally.
  7. Return it to the burner, this time with the lid open. Allow it to simmer for 10-12 minutes (take a dal masher and lightly mash the lentils while it is still on the burner).
  8. Finally add the cilantro just before removing from the flame. Serve hot with roti or white rice.

My Tip:

The longer you simmer the dal, the better it will taste.

Reviews for Maa Ki Daal (3)

Shipra Saxena3 years ago

This reminds me of home food and food cooked my mother! Thank you Sweta :D

Kavita Bhatia3 years ago


Tensy Bedi3 years ago

What's gg paste?