Maa Ki Dal – Udupi Ruchi Garam Masala Powder
The name says it all. Anything this says Maa(Mother) is healthy and brings a smile on our face.
This particular Dal is a staple of Punjab. Maa Ki Dal or Dal Makhani is cooked with butter, full cream, Rajma & traditionally with whole Urad Dal. In this case I have added Green Gram too to make it more healthy and I have thickened it using Chia Seeds soaked overnight.
- WholeMoong – 1 Cup
- Black Urad – 1 Cup
- Rajma – ¼ Cup
- Onion – 2
- Tomatoes – 2
- Ginger Garlic Paste – ½ tsp
- Kasoori Methi – 1 tsp
- Red Chili Powder
- Garam Masala Powder (Udupi Ruchi)
- Fresh Cream
- Salt to taste
- Whole Garam Masala (1-Each)
Heat Butter in kadai. Add the whole Spice(2 Cloves, 2 Elachi, 1 Piece Cinnamon and 1 Big bayleaf). Sauté well. Add chopper Green Chilies and Ginger Garlic Paste. Sauté well. Add Chopped Onions and sauté till the onions are beowned well. Add Tomato Paste (Tomatoes grind to a pulp). Cook till the oil separate on the sides. Add crused Kasoori Methi , Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder and Salt. Mix well. Add the boiled pulses (Whole Moog, Whole Urad and Rajma) to the gravy and add water, cook in low flame for 30-40mins. The lower the Heat the better it cooks.
- Add a fresh cream. I have added fresh cream and ½ cup of Milk too. Cook in low flam for another 40 Mins. Add Chia Seeds soaked overnight in milk thicken it up.
- Heat a couple Koila(Coal Pieces) till they are red hot. Place as onion layer or the dal. Place the koila Pieces and add Oil/Ghee and once the smoke comes close the pan immediately and let it be for 10mins.
- Again keep a small pan of Ghee. Add Garam Masala Powder (Udupi Ruchi) to it once hot. Once it separate smoking add to dal and cover immediately.
Ta Da.. Healthy Maa Ki Dal is ready to be served with Jeera Rice, Roti, Parata etc,.
Nutrition info :
- Green Gram : 0 Cholesterol , Fiber, Less Saturated Fat.
- Whole Moog : 0Transfat and Saturated Fat, Vitamin & Minerals
- Rajma : Protein Contant is High
- Chia Seeds : Hi in Fiber
- Cream : Calcium & Protein