Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dazzling Dal Makhani

If I am not ordering Paneer Butter Masala, I will be seen ordering Dal Makhani. At times we do have to please our partners and order dishes other than our favorites right. So I came to know that hubby dear is fond of Dal Makhani as its make in Delhi. He was a Delhite for some 4 years and is always on praise for dishes available in Delhi. There is one other dish "Shai Paneer" I have prepared only once and which he is so fond of. Maybe one of these days I will end up preparing this.

Coming back to Dal Makhani, getting the right indgredients is so important and the consistency is important. Hubby says dal Makhani is not only eaten with rotis or pulka, they just simply eat as it is. Well that goes to say how delicious it would be.

Here you go for the recipe as I make it.

Serves : 4
Soaking Time : Overnight or minium 6 hrs
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Cuisine : Punjabi

Ingredients needed:

Black dal - Sabit urud dal - 1 cup
Rajma - 2 tbsp
Butter - 75 gms
Onions - 1 big
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Chilli powder
Chopped Ginger - 2"
Crushed Garlic - 4 pods
Fresh cream - 1/2 cup
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp

Method to prepare

Soak the dals for minimum 6 hrs. Pressure cook the dals with Chilli powder and chopped ginger. Cook till its soft.

Heat butter in a kadai and saute finely chopped onions till they are golden in colour, add garlic and cook for few mins. Then add chopped tomatoes and fry well till the oil comes out.

Mash the dals little bit to get a thick consistency. Add the dals to the kadai. Cook on high flame for 5 mins. Simmer and cook for 15 mins. Add garam masala .

Add cream and simmer it for 5 mins.


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archana said...

Good recipe :) This is my favorite too. I can already imagine how tasty it must be.The colour and consistency is just right.

Richa said...

looks so creamy, YUM! my fav dal!

Lata said...

You know what! I never tried making this at home and I know it's everyone's favorite, I will definitely try your recipe.

Tee said... dal makhani! your dal looks so perfect and inviting...

bee said...

looks yummy and very authentic.

Asha said...

Oh my!! Look at that dal! Looks delicious.It is dazzling.I love the color and presentation.
See you at FH,special post for me!::))

Suganya said...

The colour is what catches my eye.

Hema said...

That looks absolutely delicious. Am I hungry? Nice entry Srivalli!

DEEPA said...

this one is son nice .I wanted to make Dal Makhani ..Thks a lot for this recipe .Will surely try this soon

Cynthia said...

Ummmmm, I like this dal.

Coffee said...

That looks very yummy!! :)Nice recipes Srivalli. :)

Cinnamon said...

DalMakhani, is my all time favourite... looks very delicious... Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Srivalli said...

Thank you archana Richa

Do try and let me know Lata

Thank you Tee and bee

Thank you Asha for your kind words...yes I visited your FH and it is indeed special

Thanks Suganya you are a gem..

Thank you Hema

Pls do and let me know how it comes out Deepa

Cynthia, glad you like this

Thanks Coffee

Thanks was my pleasure...

SeeC said...

Hi Srivalli. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I love this recipe. Looks yummy. I should try this.
Thanks for posting.

Srivalli said...

welcome to my blog seec...

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