Rajma and Urad Dal

Rajma and Urad Dal

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rajma and urad dal is a daily fare of North Indian cuisine. Learn how to make Punjabi rajma dal.

A pan of mixed pulses, this homestyle dal makhani is seasoned with spices and lots of garlic, cooked in just two teaspoons of oil as compared to the traditional dal which is made with oodles of oil. Apart from delighting you with its lip-smacking flavour and aroma.

To make rajma and urad dal, clean, wash and soak the rajma, chana and urad dal in a deep bowl with enough water overnight. Drain the soaked dals, add 4 cups water and salt, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic, onions and green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, little salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the cooked dals and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the lemon juice, mix well and serve hot.

Red kidney bean and urad dal is high on the nutrition scale. It boosts your iron, fibre and vitamin C levels along with protein. The addition of a cupful of tomatoes increases your antioxidant lycopene intake too! To make a sumptuous and nourishing meal, serve this dal hot and fresh with hot chapatis instead of naan and ghee laden parathas.

This healthy Punjabi rajma dal which is popular with many, suits a diabetic and healthy heart menu as well. It is a lovable dal made of common ingredients combined intelligently in a quick and easy but exceptionally tasty form!

Tips for rajma and urad dal. 1. Soaking rajma and dal overnight is very important. So plan the recipe well in advance. 2. Do not cook after adding the lemon juice, as it is high in vitamin C which can be lost upon heating. 3. If you are going to serve it later, adjust the consistency with water while re-heating.

Enjoy rajma and urad dal recipe | homestyle dal makhani | red kidney bean and urad dal | healthy Punjabi rajma dal | with step by step photos and video below.

Rajma and Urad Dal recipe - How to make Rajma and Urad Dal

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Method
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the rajma, chana and urad dal in a deep bowl with enough water overnight.
  2. Drain the soaked dals, add 4 cups water and salt, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic, onions and green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, little salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cooked dals and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the lemon juice, mix well and serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy126 cal
Protein6.7 g
Carbohydrates19.1 g
Fiber3.7 g
Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium15.7 mg
Rajma and Urad Dal (Healthy Heart) Video by Tarla Dalal

Reviews

Rajma and Urad Dal
 on 07 Jan 15 03:16 AM
5

This recipe is delicious and really easy to make. I highly recommend it
Dhabey Ki Dal ( Healthy Heart Recipe)
 on 08 Nov 14 10:05 AM
5

Amazing flavour...and sooo easy to make...no cream no butter..yet gives that creamy texture and mouthfeell.....
Dhabey Ki Dal ( Healthy Heart Recipe)
 on 09 Jan 14 10:21 AM
4

Fantastico! A slightly different (and healthier twist) to its rich cousin - dal makhani!
Dhabey Ki Dal ( Healthy Heart Recipe)
 on 08 Jan 14 09:40 PM
4

What a delight, kinda like dal makhani but with a healthier twist