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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

DAL MAKHANI


DAL MAKHANI



DAL MAKHANI -  This is a classic punjabi dish. It is prepared with whole black urad dal and rajma as the primary ingredient .  This healthy and protein rich dish is made by combining the lentils along with the spicy sauce made with  onions and tomatoes. The flavor of cumin ,ginger and garlic enhances the taste and also, the gravy is creamy and  delicious when prepared with butter and fresh cream, for low fat version you can replace it with oil and milk.

Prepartion time : 15 minutes + overnight soaking time
Cooking time : 30 - 45 minutes
Serves : 4

For this recipe you need

  • 1/2 cup of whole black urad dal + 2 tbsp . of rajma
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. of chilli powder
  • 2 tsp. of coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cream
  • 1 tsp. of cumin seeds
  • Butter

Preparation

Wash the lentils thoroughly and soak overnight.

Drain and pressure cook the lentils with sufficient water for 6 to 7 whistles until well cooked.

Reserve the water for the gravy and mash the lentils gently with the back of a laddle.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and fry for a minute.

Add onions and fry until they turn soft, add ginger- garlic paste and continue to fry for a couple of minutes.

Add the tomatoes along with the spice powders and cook for a few minutes to blend.

Now add the cooked lentils  along with the reserved water and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat, add fresh cream and mix well.

Serve hot with roti's.



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23 comments:

Sona S said...

dal looks delicious and creamy.

Meena B said...

this reminds me i hvnt made it in ages
i love the buttery taste of this dal

Shabbu said...

Delicious Dal Makhani..

Premas Culinary said...

Wow perfectly made dear and the click is amazing...

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Wow ! Best roti combo !

anusha praveen said...

i have a thing for dal makhani Aruna. that bowl looks good enough to be devoured off in a trice

Priya Anandakumar said...

Best combo with roti and I love it. Very delicious and creamy Aruna...

Hari Chandana said...

My fav dish.. looks absolutely delicious and tempting.. yummy !!

Kalyani said...

delicious curry ........

Divya Shivaraman said...

My another fav for fried rice...loved your clicks

kitchen queen said...

delicious and lip smacking dal makhani.

Meena Kumar said...

Aruna,dal makhani looks absolutely delicious and love ur dark photography.

Vimitha Anand said...

Comfort food

Preety said...

all time fav..

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Vidya Chandrahas said...

My favorite dal makhani..looks delicious.

Saranya Balaji said...

perfect combo with roti...i love it...

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Healthy and tempting dish...

divya said...

looks sooo healthy n tempting dish...

JEYASHRI SURESH said...

Very creamy and yummy dal makhani

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

looks delicious.

Asiya Omar said...

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Priya Suresh said...

Been a long i had this creamy and nutritious dal makhani.Lovely bowl.

Prerana Khanwalkar said...

Delicious dal .my all time favorite.
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