Amritsari Dal Makhani

Ritu Sharma
Ritu Sharma|
Last updated on Jan 16th
One of the most popular dal preparations, the unusual combination of lentils and masalas is what makes it so delicious
  • Prep Time0Minutes
  • Cooking Time30Minutes
  • Serves4people

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Urad Dal
  • 1 cup Onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Large Tomatoes, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cream
  • 2 Green chillies chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1'' inch Ginger chopped
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste

Recipe Preparation

  1. Soak urad dal overnight. Drain off the excess water.
  2. Cook dal, 1/2 cup onion, ginger, salt and 2.5 cups of water in pressure cooker for 15-20 mins at medium flame.
  3. Allow the steam to escape and add cream in dal . Cook for another 10 mins.
  4. In another pan, heat oil and add remaining onions, ginger-garlic paste and green chillies. Saute till onions becomes translucent.
  5. Add tomatoes and cook till oil leaves its sides.
  6. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, garam masala and salt.Cook for 2-3 mins.
  7. Add the tempering over the dal and cook for 5 more mins.
  8. Top it with cream and butter and serve it with indian breads.
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