Maa chana dal recipe

Maa ke hath ka swadh with protein rich chana dal recipe

Maa chana dal is famous dal of Punjab in India! Here’s MAA is used because this dal is cooked by maa for their beloved ones and taste is really very yummy and full of nutrition

This dish is the secret key of Punjabis fitness as loaded with lots of beneficial vitamins, minerals supplements and provide us many healthy benefits like, diabetic friendly, improves insulin response ,high fiber, lowers blood pressure,excellent source of vegetarian protein and also in weight loss management .

Ingredients for Maa chana dal

  • 3/4 Cup Chana Dal
  • 1/2 Cup (Chilka) Urad dal
  • 5-6 tsp dhuli Masoor dal
  • 2 Tsp chopped Ginger
  • 1-2 Green Chilis 
  • 5-6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder( as per spice level)
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala 
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1  Tsp Cumin Seeds 
  • 1 Bay leaf(tej patta)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick small piece(dalchini)
  • 1/4 Tsp Hing 
  • 1-2 Tbsp oil


  • Firstly, wash and soak the lentils for at least 10 minutes
  • Take pressure cooker, add lentils and water(water should be around 2 inches above the level of lentils) on medium to high flame.
  • Now, when the lentils starts to boil, collect the forth that gathers at the top and discard it.
  • Then, add tej patta, dalchini, turmeric and salt.
  • And add 1 tsp of finely chopped ginger
  • Then, close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook lentils till 2 whistles. 
  • Meanwhile, In a pan, heat oil, add, hing, cumin seeds, when the seeds start to crackle add chopped garlic and ginger and sauté till they starts to turn brown.
  • Afterward, add chopped onions, and sauté
  • And add chopped tomatoes and again sauté
  • Then add garam masala, red chili powder, mix and cook masala for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now, check whether lentils are cooked, add some water to adjust the consistency of lentils.
  • Then add the onion-tomato masala and mix well with lentils
  • Lastly, switch on the flame and cook lentils for 2-3 minutes.
  • Finally, garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with roti or rice

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