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Dal Makhani

Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Creamy Punjabi dal
Ingredients
  Whole urad 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Rajma/Red kidney beans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red chili powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped onions 2 Medium
  Chopped tomatoes 3 Medium
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Green chilies 2
  Kasoori methi 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped cilantro 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Wash and soak the dals overnight. Puree the tomatoes.
Add salt to dal and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Heat butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds.
When they crackle, add chopped onions and slit green chillies. Saute till golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few more minutes.
Add tomato puree and cook till the raw smell is lost.
Add red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Saute for about 2 minutes.
Add cooked dal and kasoori methi, bring it to a boil. Adjust the salt and consistency of the gravy.
Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
serve hot with rice or roti garnished with chopped cilantro.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Punjabi
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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7 Comments

shantihhh's picture
Dal/Dahl is like my favourite food! So many different ways to make it. YUM! Shanti/Mary-Anne
vandana's picture
The Dal looks good delicious Sarita. I sometimes try the dal Makhani with a combination of the whole masoor dal and rajma too.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thanks Shanti and Vandana. I love it too.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Hi Vandana, I made dal makhani with whole masoor and rajma today and it came out very good. We liked it. Thanks for the suggestion.
aparna.priya's picture
Dal and any of its variant is my favorite. Thanks for posting such a simple and delicious recipe.
Ashok and Lalita's picture
Pretty good recipe. I am going to try it with some variations (different Dals) tonight
Yogi nd Anjana's picture
Seem to be very good recipe and very siple. I am going to try with split urad dal. Keep on posting this type of simple recipes