Monday, December 5, 2011

DAL MAKHANI RECIPE| SIDE DISH FOR ROTI (with video)

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Dal makhani is a creamy punjabi style gravy, served with roti or jeera rice. Every one will have their own version or recipe for dal makhani, today i am sharing my own version of how to make creamy dal makhani. Punjabi style dal makhani  is a popular dabba special recipe. The recipe is updated with video. Check out my




Dal makhani recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins + 8 hours soaking| Cooking Time : 40 Mins |Serves: 3-4

   Whole urad dal      1/2 cup
    Rajma (kidney beans)   2 tblsp
    Channa dal   1 tbslp
    Ginger garlic paste   1 tblsp
    Onion    2
    Tomato puree 1/2 cup
    Fresh cream    1/4 cup
    Red chili  powder  1 tsp
    Cumin powder  1 tsp
    Coriander powder   1/2 tsp
    Salt  as needed
    Garam masala    1/4 tsp
    Kasoori methi   2 pinches
    Oil   5 tsp
                                Video on dal makhani
                 
     


Method

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METHOD:
  • Soak the dals for 7-8 hours or overnight.
  • Pressure cook the soaked dal along with star anise and salt for 5-6 whistles.
  • Discard the star anise after it is cooked.
  • Mash the dal nicely and keep this aside.
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  • Chop the onions finely.
  • In a pan, add oil and throw in the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Now add the onions and saute in a medium flame till it turns golden brown.
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  • Now add the tomato puree and add the chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala to this and saute in a low flame for 3-4 minutes.
  • Now add the mashed dal to the onion tomato mixture.
  • Cook for two minutes and add 1 cup of water.
  • Using a potato masher nicely mash the dal. 
  • Simmer the flame and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir in between to avoid the gravy sticking to the bottom.
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  • Now add the fresh cream to this and mix well.
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  • Serve hot with roti or jeera rice. You can add 1 tsp of butter after switching off the stove.
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Note:
  1. Tomato puree can be replaced by grinding 2-3 ripe tomatoes in the mixie.
  2. If you don’t have fresh cream,just replace with normal full cream milk.
  3. Even evaporated milk can be added instead of fresh cream.
  
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36 comments:

  1. Thick dal makhani looks super nutritious and inviting.

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  2. Dal Makhni looks Yumm...

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  3. Ah Very creamy indeed Jeyashri.

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  4. Dal makhani looks super good... Perfect with rotis ..:) Very delicious..
    Reva

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  5. Evaporated milk is a great addition! :) creamy proteIn packed dal :)

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  6. This has been onto my todo since long...urs look perfect, creamy n yummy

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  7. wow awesome dal.....very creamy....


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  8. I love dhal makhani but I end up not making it often.. Looks creamy and good Jeyashri.

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  9. Loved your use of star anise.

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  10. wow am drooling dear....beautiful curry....mouthwatering too...

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  11. This is my hubby's favorite n somehow I don't like it! ;) He is asking me to make this curry for a long time. Your version looks simple n yum! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. am yet to try this so so creamy n yummy

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  13. I like your version jeyashri. I have not tried making dal makhani for my own. I like the creamy and rich look texture.

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  14. I love dal makhani. Loved your version too.

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  15. looks yummy,delicious and creamy..

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  16. Looks super creamy.I think mine looks much drier

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  17. Dal Makhni looks delicious...Thick and creamy..

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  19. This looks really delicious! Yum, fantastic flavors! :)

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  20. why to add star anise?

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    1. Hi deepa,
      Staranise we add just to give a wonderful flavor. If you do not have star anise in hand just skip it and proceed with the next step

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  21. Why to add Star Anise?

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  23. Perfect for this weather...

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  24. Why don't you plan to open a restaurant? Your dal makhani looks exactly similar to the restaurant style stuff..

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    1. Hahaha, Will make it happen one day. Thanks for the nice words

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  25. how do i make evaporated milk ?

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    1. We get in stores here. You can replace with full cream milk if you don't get

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