Dal Makhani/ Daal Makhani | How to make Dal Makhani/ Daal Makhani

By Lubna Karim  |  27th Jul 2015  |  
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About Dal Makhani/ Daal Makhani Recipe

Flavoursome combo of dal and spices....

Dal Makhani/ Daal Makhani

Ingredients to make Dal Makhani/ Daal Makhani

  • ½ cup whole black gram
  • 3 tbsp. red kidney beans/Rajma
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Red chili powder
  • ½ tbsp. turmeric power
  • 1 tbsp. Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. ginger julienne
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cream

How to make Dal Makhani/ Daal Makhani

  1. Thoroughly wash and soak whole black gram and rajma in enough water for 7-8 hours or overnight.
  2. Following day drain the water & add these to pressure cooker with enough water. Pressure cook until soft (for 3-4 whistles). Once the pressure settles down, using a strainer collect the water and black gram and rajma separately.
  3. Add butter to a heavy bottom cooking pan & fry in ginger juliennes along with cumin seeds for 1 minute. Now add sliced onions, fry till transparent.
  4. To this add chopped tomatoes, red chili powder, salt, garam masala and turmeric powder. Fry till tomatoes are cooked.
  5. To this add above pressure cooked black gram and rajma. Saute for a minute and add 1 cup of water reserved from step 3.
  6. Taste for salt and stir on low flame, cook covered until lentils turn soft. Add dollop of fresh cream and remove from heat. Serve hot as a side dish with roti or rice.

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