Dal Makhani | How to make Dal Makhani

By Anupama kamra  |  22nd Apr 2018  |  
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About Dal Makhani Recipe

Dal makhani is a very prominent dish of Punjab and any function is incomplete where this dish is missing in Punjab

Dal Makhani

Ingredients to make Dal Makhani

  • For pressure cooking dal
  • ¾ cup whole black urad dal / sabut urad dal
  • ¼ cup kidney beans / rajma
  • water for soaking
  • 3 cups water for pressure cooking
  • salt to taste
  • For dal makhni ingredients are
  • 1-2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • one large onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder or as per your spice level
  • salt to tast
  • 1 cup water or as required
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream or as required few coriander leaves chopped
  • For tempering ingredients are
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter generous pinch hing / asafoetida
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala optional

How to make Dal Makhani

  1. pressure cooking dal recipe:
  2. take 1 cup of black urad dal and ¼ cup of rajma in a large bowl.
  3. add enough water and soak overnight or atleast for 8 hours.
  4. rinse the dal in a running water and transfer into a cooker. add 3 cups of water.
  5. also add some salt to taste. close the lid and pressure cook on medium flame for 5 whistles. or till the dals are cooked completely
  6. dal makhani recipe:
  7. in a large kadai add a tbsp of ghee and saute bay leaf for a minute. or till they turn fragrant.
  8. then add finely chopped onions and saute till they change in colour.
  9. once onions are done, add ginger-garlic paste. saute till raw smell disappears completely. now add chopped tomatoes and cook till they are soft.
  10. add turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder and salt to taste. cook the masalas for a minute.
  11. once the masalas start releasing oil from sides, add cooked dal and give a good stir.
  12. adjust the consistency by adding 1 cup of water or as required. boil for 15 minutes or more till the dal absorbs flavour and turns thick.
  13. to get the creamy texture, add 2 tbsp of fresh cream. you can also skip or increase the amount of cream according to your preference. top up with fresh coriander leaves.
  14. tempering recipe:
  15. heat tadka pan, and add a tbsp or more ghee. once it begins to melts, add hing. also add chilli powder and garam masala (optional). fry for 2-3 seconds.
  16. and immediately pour the tempering over dal makhani. give a good mix to get bright colour and flavour.

My Tip:

Dal makhani if cooked properly will be like as in a perfect texture and well mixed and it should not be like that dal and water separate.. serve with lacha parantha and enjoy endlessly

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