Dal Bharta | How to make Dal Bharta

By Sukanya Basu  |  2nd May 2017  |  
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About Dal Bharta Recipe

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 authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Dal Bharta is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Dal Bharta by Sukanya Basu will help you to prepare the perfect Dal Bharta in your kitchen at home. Dal Bharta needs 15 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Dal Bharta. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Dal Bharta. In case you have any questions on how to make the Dal Bharta you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Sukanya Basu. Dal Bharta will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

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.  

Reviews for Dal Bharta (1)

Tanushree Goel3 years ago

Very nice recipe, fully detailed...

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