Dal Bharta | How to make Dal Bharta

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About Dal Bharta

Dal Bharta is a Mughlai dish inspired from chicken Bharta.The dal is almost mashed and is quite rich with eggs and spices to bring out an awesome flavor.

Dal Bharta is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Mughlai. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Dal Bharta is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Dal Bharta at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 15 minute for the preparation and 25 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Dal Bharta by Sukanya Basu in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Dal Bharta at your home without any difficulties. Dal Bharta is one of the representative dishes of Mughlai which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time25mins
  • Serves8People
Dal Bharta

Ingredients to make Dal Bharta

  • Toor dal 2 cups
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Onion 1/4th
  • Bay Leaf 1
  • Black peppercorn 5-6
  • Cinnamon 1inch stick
  • Salt and water
  • For the gravy:
  • 1 big chopped onion 1/2 tbsp garlic paste 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 medium chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp cashew nut paste
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • Fresh cream 2 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • Whole garam masala
  • 1/2tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2eggs for garnishing
  • Chopped coriander leaves

How to make Dal Bharta

  1. Boil Toor dal with garlic cloves, a quartered onion, cardamom, black peppercorns, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks and salt.
  2. In a  pan heat 3 tbsp of oil.when the oil is hot add bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves and saute for few seconds, till the spices release a nice aroma.
  3. Then add chopped onion and salt. Cook on a medium heat till the onion turns golden brown.Now add ginger and garlic paste, cook for 2 minutes until raw smell goes off.
  4. Now add the chopped tomatoes and mix well. cover the pan and cook on low medium heat till the tomatoes are soft.
  5. Meanwhile  take a bowl, add turmeric powder, kashmiri red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and mix with water. Prepare a paste out of it.
  6. Open the lid and check the tomatoes.When tomatoes are soft, pour the mixture and cook till the mixture dries up and the masala leaves the sides.
  7. Now add the dal.Cook really very well with other spices for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Now add 3 cashew paste and whisked yogurt. Stir well.Add 1 cup of water to cook well.Then add fresh cream followed by butter. Give a nice mix.If the Dal is dry, add little more water. Cook for another 5 minutes on a slow flame until it looks thick and creamy.
  9. Finally, add chopped eggs and coriander. Lightly mix.Plate up and garnish with egg.  

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Tanushree Goel3 months ago
Very nice recipe, fully detailed...
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