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Dal makhani by Chef Sonali

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Dal Makhani is a popular Indian main cuisine.
  Black urad dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Rajma 2 Tablespoon
  Chana dal 2 Tablespoon
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Red chili powder To Taste
  Garlic paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Ghee 4 Tablespoon
  Pureed tomatoes 4
  Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato ketchup 2 Tablespoon
  Coriander leaves 4 Bunch (400 gm)

1. Soak 1 cup black urad dal, 2 tbsp rajma and 2 tbsp channa dal for 5-6

2. Drain water from soaked dals. Add 5 cups of water, 1 and a 1/2 tsp salt,
1/4 tsp garlic paste, 1/2 tsp ginger paste, 1 tbsp ghee and 1/4 tsp red
mirchi powder. Put these in a pressure cooker.

3. After first whistle, boil on low flame for 40-45 minutes.

4. heat 3 tbsp ghee in a karahi. Add 4 pureed tomatoes.... cook till
tomatoes turn sort of dry. Add 2 tsp dhania powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala,
1/4 tsp garlic paste, 1/2 tsp ginger paste and 1/4 tsp red chili powder.
Cook till oil separates.

5. Add boiled dal to this tomato mixture, 1 tsp butter and 1-2 tbsp tomato
sauce (any ketchup).

6. Mix and cook for 10-15 minutes on medium flame mashing the dal

7. Garnish with coriander.....

TAAADAA... dal ready....

Have fun cooking!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Slow Cooked
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
This recipe is given to me by my sister - Meghna. It tastes creamy and DELICIOUS!
Black lentil buttery curry

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meghna's picture
Mine does'nt look as good though :-)
sonali's picture
Thanks for the complement....don't be so modest Meghna.
sunnysb's picture
oh noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo you have leaked out THE recipie :( But yes people, this comes out really well
sonali's picture
Oops... sunnysb....i didn't know it was a secret recipe just wanted to share the gr8 recipe with everybody :)
shakti's picture
UH oh... whose secret was it? Sunnysb's?
sonali's picture
as i mentioned in the recipe description, it was given to me by my sister.
sunnysb's picture
and it was given to ur sister by me :) Sorabh
sonali's picture
same thing :)
sunnysb's picture
I know :), maybe I will post my tandoori chicken recipie one day :)
Taryn's picture
UMM... the Dal Makhani looks soo good!!!
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kshitiz.shekhar's picture
hey sonali. Do some changes in your recipe it will come out better. Though its looking gr8 but still in bukhara rastaurant they add heavy cream in that.also instead of pressure cooker go for a kettle.It will take lot of time but dal bukhara is made out of that way only.Long slow simmering.Dont throw the water in which dals r cooked.Just remove the scums and use same water.I am telling u that because i worked in bukhra previously.
sonali's picture
will surely try out this way.
kshitiz.shekhar's picture
Also they use only black dal for their dal makhani.
sonali's picture
thank you for your expert comments. Will definitely try it.
shantihhh's picture
I use a black lentil called Bluga Lentil, it is whole not split and simply has an amazing flavour. In the US it can be found at of all places Trader Joe's and some speciality markets. SO WONDERFUL. I used it last night for a tasty dal
sonali's picture
Thanks for sharing the info.....will definitely check it out.
Dal Makhani By Chef Sonali Recipe, Black Lentil Buttery Curry