Dal Makhani | How to make Dal Makhani

By Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra  |  30th May 2017  |  
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About Dal Makhani Recipe

Dal makhani is a popular dish from punjab , North India..The basic ingredients are whole black lentil ,butter or ghee and cream..For getting authentic restaurant style taste and flavour of dal makhni you have to dhungar or charcoal method .

Dal Makhani is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Dal Makhani has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Dal Makhani recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Dal Makhani is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 40 minutes. This is recipe of Dal Makhani is perfect to serve 5 people. Dal Makhani is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Dal Makhani. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Dal Makhani by commenting on this page below!

Dal Makhani

Ingredients to make Dal Makhani

  • Whole black lentil / akka urad dal - 1 1/2 cup
  • red kidney beans- one handful
  • onion - 1 Large
  • ginger +garlic paste - 1 1/2tsp
  • tomato - 2
  • Ghee or butter - 2 tbsp
  • cinnamon- 1/2 inch stick
  • Green cardamom- 2 -3
  • cloves - 4
  • bay leaves- 2
  • Garam masala Powder- 1tsp
  • turmeric powder- 1tsp
  • Chili powder- 1/2 tsp
  • cumin Powder- 1tsp
  • coriander powder- 1tsp
  • salt as required
  • sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1tbsp
  • Fresh cream - 5 tbsp
  • coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make Dal Makhani

  1. Wahed black lentil properly..then soak dal for overnight.
  2. Then pressure cook black lentil with 1 cup water and salt to taste. Wait for 2-3 whistles then simmer gas for 6-7 mins..
  3. Then turn off Gas..allow to release pressure..
  4. Now heat a pan with 2 tsp oil .add sliced onion. Fry till light brown. Then add ginger garlic paste and stir it for a minute.
  5. Then add chooped tomatoes ,add little salt , 1/2 tsp each turmeric and Chili powder .cook tomatoes till soft..
  6. Now turn off Gas.. let the onion tomato masala little cool
  7. Then put the masala in a blender,add little water and blend till smooth.
  8. Now heat a pan with ghee and 1 tbsp oil..add all whole spices..once you get a nice aroma.
  9. Pour the blended onion tomato masala.add little turmeric,Chili,Cumin and coriander powder ,sugar and salt to taste
  10. Give a nice stir to mix well everything..
  11. Now add boiled dal..stir well to mix dal with onion tomato gravy.
  12. Once it starts bubbling,simmer it for 5 mins..
  13. Then add garam masala, fresh cream and crushed kasuri methi..check seasoning.
  14. Now heat a charcoal on direct flame till red hot.
  15. Now a take small bowl .keep red hot charcoal inside the bowl.
  16. Place the bowl Inside the dal makhani pan..pour 1 tsp ghee over hot charcoal. Immediately cover pan with lid for 1 min for infused the smoke in dal makhani.
  17. Ready restaurant style Dal Makhni...serve it with naan /paratha / ruti and salad.

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