Shahjahani Dal

Shahjahani Dal

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This dal is named after the mughal emperor shahjahan. A truly magnificent creation, this dal is made with kabuli peas that have been boiled and pureed. Enjoy this dal with any pulao or parathas in true mughal style!

Shahjahani Dal recipe - How to make Shahjahani Dal

Soaking time:  overnight   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings

  1. Combine the kabuli chana, 2 cups of water and salt and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Blend the kabuli chana along with the water in which they are cooked in a mixer to a coarse paste. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a deep kadhai, add the caraway seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the onions, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander-cumin seeds powder, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  7. Add the kabuli-chana mixture, salt and green chilli paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the fresh cream, garam masala and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve hot.
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Shahjahani Dal
 on 06 Oct 20 11:33 PM

What a luxurious yet simple to prepare dal! It is very warming and velvety with the mellow chick pea being the star of the show!
Tarla Dalal
07 Oct 20 08:33 AM
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Shahjahani Dal
 on 10 Apr 15 05:11 PM

Perfect texture as dal, and rich in flavors, and its CHICK PEAS. Just awesome in taste. Best tasted with parathas along with pickle.
Shajahani Dal ( Mughlai Khana )
 on 06 Mar 13 03:19 PM

I was not very sure about this dal recipe as who can imagine dal with CHICKPEAS!!....but hats off to Tarla aunty...this dal came out really delicious and soo easy...