Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dal Makhani Recipe-How to prepare Dal Makhani-How to make Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani - Dal Makhani recipe - How to prepare Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani
Dal makhani is a very popular Punjabi dish and it can be called the Queen of all dals. Here is a very simple and easy way to prepare Dal Makhani -

Ingredients needed

Whole black gram - 1/2 cup
Rajma/Red Kidney beans - 2 tbsp
Tomato puree - 1 cup
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 6 cloves
Dry red chillies - 2 (soak it in water for 15 minutes)
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Kasuri methi - 3/4 tsp (optional)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Cream - 2 tbsp
(optional)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp

How to make Dal Makhani
Preparation

Grind ginger, garlic and red chilies together to a smooth paste.

Soak both the dals together for 6-7 hours or overnight.Wash it well, add 3 cups of water, half of the ginger- garlic-red chilli paste, salt, turmeric powder and pressure cook for 5 whistles, then simmer and cook for another 15 minutes. The dal should be soft. Mash it a little with the back of the ladle. Keep aside.

Method

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when they sizzle, add finely chopped onions and saute till onions turn golden brown.

Now add the remaining ginger-garlic-chilli paste and saute for a few minutes.

Then add coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder, kasuri methi (crush it between your palms and add ),tomato puree, butter and let everything get cooked well till the raw smell goes.

Now add the cooked dal along with water. Add salt needed. (add less as we have already cooked dal with salt). Cook on low flames for another 15 - 20 minutes till everything gets blended well.

Stir in cream and cook for another 3 minutes.

Serve hot with any Indian bread, rice or vegetable pulao or Peas pulao or any Pulav of your choice.

This recipe serves 4 persons.

Dal makhani recipe-How to prepare Dal MakhaniMeet you all with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of padhuskitchen.

52 comments:

  1. The dal makhni looks awesome. Very well presented :)

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  2. Dal has come out perfect colour and texture.

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  3. Hello Padhu,

    Looks yumm..:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  4. aah! this looks delicious. I liked the recipe as I have all the ingredients with me. :)

    I think Punjabi prepare a lot of recipes from dal.

    Though we are two people in the house and the recipe is for 4 people... aah we will manage . ;)

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  5. Looks so perfect...I will add a big tablespoon of butter to this and have it with hot Roti's ...Yummmm...

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  6. I've prepared this only once and had it with lacha paratha ... love this combination.

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  7. Full of protein, nutritious dal makhani looks simply fabulous..

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  8. Looks lovely. Tempted to try it immediately..

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  9. wow yummy yummy dhal makhani dear.... cute little flowers are superb....

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  11. Your Dal Makhani look absolutely delicious. Love the spices, and the preparation of the dish. This is certainly a dish I am looking forward to making.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog...now I'm following you, so I can stay close to your updates!

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  12. My fav one i can eat this whole without roti itself..yummy and healthy as well.

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  13. I never made this,but it is quite interesting dish paddu ji..

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  14. Ohh..I love this daal..nice recipe!

    US Masala

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  15. lovely dal makhani. looks gr8. i love the nice flower decoration with lentils as a background:) awesome:)

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  16. Dal Makhani looks delicious Padhu. Nice to have them with roti

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  17. give me some roti let me dip it in this...love it..perfect
    Biny

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  18. This is my fav too...they look awesome :)

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  19. nice recipe! i also make it similarly. luv it with paratha.

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  20. Dal makhani looks absolutely delicious. Love those cute flowers :-)

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  21. Nice dal majhani.I always love them with my rice.

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  22. nice recipe. i have similar thing in my blog too. do drop by shrunil.blogspot.com

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  23. Looks so tempting....Sure do try it...Thanks for sharing..

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  25. my fav one.looks very nice and wonderful presentation

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  26. I love Dal Makhani! I will definitely try this, thank you :)

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  27. Dal makhani is absolutely delicious and am craving for a serving or two now :) with some rice .

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  28. Hmmm Looks tempting. You have nice space here.

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  29. This dish look mouth-waterig delicious!

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  30. awsome...i was amazed by ur presentation.......

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  31. Hi Padhu! I'm going to try this recipe out this weekend, with maybe a couple slight changes. Do you mind if I share this on my blog with credit (and a link) to you, of course? Thanks!

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  32. Hi Padhu! I tried this recipe and it came out really well. My hubby and boys loved it. Thanks!

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  33. Hi, What butter to add n what is the cream which i should ask in stores n which store should i look for this butter n cream. pls advise

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  34. Vaishnavi - You can add any unsalted butter. You can use Amul dairy cream or even fresh homemade cream. You can get butter and cream in all supermarkets.I will soon be posting how to make cream and butter at home.

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  35. I just returned from three weeks in India and now I love Indian food...especially Dal Makhani, Chana Pindi, and Bhindi Masala. I found your Dal Makhani recipe and am ready to make it except I don't have a pressure cooker. Is there an alternative, if so, can you please tell me what it is, and how long I should cook the dal. Thanks!

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  36. FlexGirl - If you do not have a pressure cooker,cook dal and beans in a pan adding enough water, but it will take a long time to get cooked. Cook until soft.

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