Shajahani Dal Video by Tarla Dalal

Shajahani Dal Video by Tarla Dalal

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This dal is named after the mughal emperor shahjahan. This dal owes its creaminess to the oodles of coconut milk and cream that added to it. Enjoy this dal with any pulao or parathas in true mughal style!


Recipe Description for Shahjahani Dal

Soaking time:  Overnight
Preparation Time: 
Cooking 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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