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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Creamy Dal Makhni | North Indian sidedish for Steamed Rice and Rotis!

Dal Makhni is a north Indian sidedish. It is also called Maa ki Dal. last weekend was craving for something different and tried this. It was very delicious with steamed basmati rice or rotis/chapathis

Split Urad dal with skin - 3 cups
Black eye bean/Karamani (white)- handfull
Onion - 2 nos
Ripe tomato - 2 nos
Garlic - 1no
Ginger - 1 tablspn
Cream - 2 tblspns (Nestle)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Garam Masala powder - 1 tspn
Kasoori methi - 2 generous pinch
cinnamon - 2" piece
Oil - 2 tblspns
butter - 1 tblspn

Preparation method
wash, rinse, soak urad dal and black eyed bean over nite.(see notes)
Pressure cook with 1tspn of salt for 4 whistles.
In a kadai, add little oil, fry 1 chopped onion, garlic and 2 tomatoes till raw smell goes. cool it. grind to fine paste.
Now in the same kadai, add 1/2 tspn butter add cinnamon, rest of the finely chopped onion, ginger and sauté till the onion are slightly brown.
Add the grounded mixture, red chilli powder, garam masala powder mix boil well. Now add the dals. crush kasoori methi and add now. The consistency should be not too thick or thin, it should be pouring consistency.
Add 1/2 tspn butter.
Add the cream and mix well. Just boil once.
Off the stove.
Finally garnish with love.

Serve hot with basmati rice/rotis.

Notes: If you forgot to soak at night, you can soak morning in hot water.
You can use whole urad dal and Rajma for this.
I have used more cream, you can use cream to just garnish.


Raksha on June 19, 2013 at 11:55 PM said...

hey this is very tasty... my all time fav

Unknown on June 20, 2013 at 1:14 AM said...

creamy and yummy dal....
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Priya Suresh on June 20, 2013 at 3:56 AM said...

Nutritious and highly inviting dal makhani.

Aparna Anurag on June 20, 2013 at 6:10 AM said...

yum yummy

do visit mine too

Akila on June 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM said...

Looks lovely

Vimitha Durai on June 21, 2013 at 1:34 AM said...

Comfort food...

Unknown on June 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM said...

new view of your site looks nice... dal makhani looks yummy...


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