Kali Maha di Dal

 Usually people add a lot of spices and masalas to this dal. But like all my recipes ,this one too has minimum ingredients. But, yes, this dal will only taste good if garnished with a dollop of butter and the tadka should be made in pure desi ghee.

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  1. 1 cup Maha sabut dal
  2. Fistful of rajma
  3.  1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  4. 3 cups of water
  5. 1/4 tsp haldi
  6. Salt to taste

Ingredients for Tadka:

  1. 1 medium sized onion
  2. 1 medium sized tomato
  3. 1 tablespoon desi ghee
  4. Sat to taste
  5. 1/4 tsp Haldi
  6. 1/4 tsp degi mirch
  7. 1/4 tsp Garam masala


  1. Soak dal and rajma for about 1 hour(after rinsing).
  2. In a pressure cooker,add dal, rajma, haldi, salt, ginger garlic paste.
  3. After the first whistle, bring it to sim. Cook it till 4 to 5 whistles.
  4. Open the cooker and let it simmer.

Method for tadka:

  1. In aseperate pan,heat desi ghee.
  2. Add onions, sauté till golden in colour.
  3. Add tomatoes,haldi,degi mirch, Garam masala and salt to it.
  4. Add a little bit about 1 tablespoon of dal to it. Sauté
  5. Add this tadka to the rest of the dal and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Garnish it with a dollop of butter.
  7. Serve hot with chapatis.