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Amritsari Dal Makhani

Ritu Sharma
0 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Amritsari Dal Makhani RECIPE

One of the most popular dal preparations, the unusual combination of lentils and masalas is what makes it so delicious

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Punjabi
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 3/4 cup urad dal
  2. 1 cup onions, finely chopped
  3. 2 Large tomatoes, very finely chopped
  4. 1/2 cup Fresh cream
  5. 2 Green chillies chopped
  6. 1 tbsp ghee
  7. 1 tbsp oil
  8. 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  9. 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  10. 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  11. 1/2 tsp Dried mango powder
  12. 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  13. 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  14. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  15. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  16. 1'' inch ginger chopped
  17. water as required
  18. salt to taste


  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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bharat sharma   Apr-12-2018


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