Virat Indian Recipes

Virat Indian Recipes

Ma Ki Dal (Whole Black Gram)

  • Serves: 10
  • Pressure Cooking Time 50 minutes
  • Source:
    Manufacturer Exporter of Pressure Cookers


6.5 cups
whole black gram
1.25 cups
kidney beans soaked in water for 1 hour and drained
1/4 cup
tomatoes peeled and chopped
2 medium (200 g)
ginger cut into thin strips
5 g
garlic chopped
6 flakes
green chillies chopped
whole dry red kashmiri chillies
4.5 tsp
red chilli powder
1/2 tsp
1 tbsp
ghee for Tempering
2 tbsp
onion (chopped) for Tempering
1 small (50 g)
ginger (chopped) for Tempering
5 g
red chilli powder for Tempering
1/2 tsp


Pour water into cooker. Bring to boil on high heat. Add all other ingredients except those for tempering. Stir. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 50 minutes. Remove cooker from heat. Allow to cool naturally. Open cooker. Partially mash dal with back of a ladle. Place cooker on low heat. Simmer to obtain a creamy consistency (approximately 7 minutes), stirring occasionally. For tempering, heat ghee in a pan for about 1 minute. Add onion and fry till transparent. Add ginger and continue frying till onion is golden brown. Remove pan from heat. Add chilli powder and pour over dal. Stir. Serve hot.

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