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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dal Makahni

                                                                  

Dal Makahni is a thick, creamy recipy that melts in your mouth even before you realise it. Try this dal once and I'm sure you will want to go back to the kitchen again to relish this. This is one of my favorite recipes. The desi tadka gives this makhani a finger licking taste. The look of this dal when served in most of the restaurants is alluring. It's served with dollops of fresh cream and butter on top. Here is my version.....


Serves: 4, Preparation time: 1 hour


Ingredients:
1 cup whole Black Gram
1 tbsp Red kidney beans (rajma)
1/4 cup Bengal gram (chana dal)
1 tbsp Ginger (chopped)
1 tbsp Garlic (chopped)
2-3 Green chillies (finely chopped)
1/2 cup Curd
2 Tomatoes (pureed in a grinder)
2 tsp Coriander powder
1 1/2 Red chilly powder
1/2 cup Milk
Salt to taste


For Tadka: 
2 Red whole chillies
3 tbsp Ghee
2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Bay leaf


For Garnishing:
1/2 cup Fresh Cream
1/2 tbsp Dry fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
2 tsp butter
1/4 cup Coriander (chopped)
1/2 tsp Garam masala


Method:
Wash, soak the lentils (Black whole gram, red kidney beans, chana dal) in sufficient water for overnight or for 8 hours. Pressure cook the lentils with salt and sufficient water on high flame. After first whistle simmer for 20-25 minutes till the dal is done, turn off the flame and open the lid after it cools down. Mash the lentils lightly with the back of a ladle and add milk in it. Mix well and boil again for 5 minutes. Keep aside.
Now heat ghee in a pan, add chopped onions and fry till light brown add ginger, garlic, green chillies and saute. Add tomato puree and stir for 2 minutes. Add red chilly powder, coriander powder and fry till it leaves oil in kadai. Add curd and stir rapidly. Now add cooked dal and mix well. Bring dal to the boil again. Turn off the heat. For tadka, melt ghee in a tadka pan (I use tadka pan which is designed appropriately and is deep enough for any spilling) add bay leaf, cumin seeds and when it starts to splutter, add red chillies and stir into dal.
Sprinkle kasoori methi, garam masala and add cream, simmer gently for a minute. Garnish with coriander leaves and butter. Serve hot with phulkas / lachha paratha / jeera rice. And let me know how you like it ......





35 comments:

  1. looks inviting.. i was looking for a creamy dal makhani recipe.. this one is perfect!

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  2. what a wonderful dal makhani ,it looks so yummy :).....

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  3. One of my fav,looks rich n creamy...

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  4. yummy... my fav... nice click too..

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  5. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe. I would love to try it. I have tasted it only in restaurants.

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  6. i love dal makhani too, creamy and rich dal..

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  7. thats my all time fav dal recipe. these days while we are out for dinner hubby orders it point blank as I love to dip my tandoori rotis in it. yours looks incredible. seriously am gonna try it soon.

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  8. No denying,this is one of my most desired side dishes :D

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  9. I love this very much. Yours looks really perfect. I need some roti now to have this one.

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  10. Looks so yummy dear, lovely pic too...

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  11. thank you friends for your encouraging words.

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  12. Deepa, I simply love this, very beautiful pic.

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  13. WOw dal makhani??/ i use to see this in the most of the menu cards...now im seeing the recipe....too good one....have to try for sure....looking really very creamy and delicious...

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  14. I can never say no to this protein packed and droolworthy dal makhani...yumm!!

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  15. That definitely looks very rich, creamy and yummy!

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  16. Nice version Deepa..looks creamy n rich

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  17. One of our favorite dals. Rich, flavorful and a quick disappearing bowl full.

    PS: i love kashundi. ekhane paina, but sometime get it from calcutta and khoob konjushi kore use kori. I bet shaak bhaja ar gorom bhaat diye darun lagbe!

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  18. My favourite. Looks rich and creamy !!

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  19. Hi Deepa dear, Dhal makhani looks creamy n delicious. Thanks for this authentic tadka and the superb recipe. My favorite....

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  20. Dal makhani looks too tempting! Just need a naan with it :-)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  21. Very nice dal recipe again..I tried ur chola dal recipe last week and really liked it.Thank u so much sharing it.

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  22. That would be so nice with rice. Yum!

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  23. Our fave too..Urs look silky,creamy and smooth..

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  24. delicious dal makhani. mouthwatering

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  25. vow this is one of my fav..

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  26. i am drooling here, looks really delicious and love the recipe.

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  27. Can never get enough of dal makhani....simply love it...

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  28. Creamy rich and absolutely delicious.

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  29. dal makhani is one dish i have always admired at restaurants but never made at home. now you are tempting me with that click though :)

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