Maa ki dal or kali dal is made from whole black grams (black dal or kali urad dal or sabut urad dal) only. There are many ways of making this black gram dal recipe.
It can be spicy or less spiced as well. It is also not a very rich and heavy dish as no extra cream, or butter is added to it. However, it is nutritious, wholesome and very delicious.
Lentils or dal is the one staple food in India that is prepared in almost all homes. Be it north Indian dal fry, this maa ki dal or south Indian sambar, lentils are indispensable in Indian cuisine.