Sunday, September 12

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from Punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and also enriches it with folic acid and vitamin A.

1 cup Whole black gram
2 tsp Kidney beans
1 onion chopped
1 cup Tomato(puree)
1" piece Ginger
4 Cloves Garlic
2 Whole dry red chillies (soaked for 15 minutes
3 tsp Ghee
2 tsp Dhania (coriander) powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Butter
1/4 cup Fresh cream beaten well and mixed with 1/4 cup milk
1 tsp Ghee
5 cups Water
Salt to taste

Cooking Method
Soak kidney beans and black gram together for atleast 5to6 hours
Grind ginger, garlic and dry red chillies together to a paste.
Drain out all water from the pulses and add six cups of fresh water.
Pressure cook with 1 tsp ghee, salt and half of the ginger-garlic paste. After the first whistle, reduce the flame and cook for about 45 minutes. Remove from fire.
Open the cooker and mash the contents.
Prepare tadka (tempering) with tomatoes,onion, leftover ginger-garlic paste, garam masala and coriander powder. Add this to the dal.
Add butter and simmer on low flame for 20-25 minutes, stirring and mashing the dal occasionally with a ladle against the sides of the cooker.
Add beaten cream mixed with milk. Simmer for 15-20 minutes more and serve hot.


NIDHYA said...

Nice healthy tadka with beans...


Looks creamy and delicious...

Priya said...

Looks very droolworthy and nutritious dal makhani..

Fathima said...

Daal looks creamy and yummy!

Kairali sisters said...

Rumana..Curry looks so creamy and delicious...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love it, beautiful pic !!!

Nitha said...

Love this creamy curry with rotis..

Trish said...

So glad you commented on my blog because it brought me to yours. Love your recipes. Indian dishes are definitely among my top favorites. Love this dal makhani recipe.

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