Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Dal Makhani (maa di daal)

Hi Friends ...
  Today's  recipe was requested by Divya from http://missenchanted.com/ .... I love reading her blog post ... Everything will be explained nicely and in detail. Friends if you need any product review do visit her blog :-)

DAL MAKHANI  basically originated from PUNJAB ....primary ingredients are whole black lentil (urad dal) and red kidney beans (rajma).
Dal makhani has rich texture because it is cooked in butter and cream, this is the dal especially cooked during the festival time, birthdays and marriages....

1 cup whole black lentil (urad dal)
1/2 cup red kidney beans (rajma)
1 big onion
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
3 medium size tomatoes
1/2 cup beaten curd
100 gm amul butter
2 dry red chillies
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp coriander powder
Salt acc.to taste
1/4 tsp cumin powder
A pinch of hing 
3 tbsp ghee
1 pack of amul cream (200 ml)
My addition : 2 tbsp tomato ketchup


  1. Wash and soak rajma and dal overnight.
  2. Cook dal and rajma together in a pressure cooker. After first whistle keep it on low flame for 30-40 mins.
  3. Chop onion, tomatoes and dry red chilies (remove seeds)
  4. Blend all three together in a grinder to make a fine puree.
  5. Heat ghee in a non-stick kadhai.
  6. Add hing, now add onion- tomato paste and ginger-garlic paste.
  7. Mix well and cook on low flame till oil separates.
  8. Remove from fire, now add curd. Bring it back on fire.
  9. Mix well again cook on low flame till oil separates.
  10. Add all the dry masalas and tomato ketchup. Mix well.
  11. Now put this mixture into boiled dal. Mix well. If the consistency is too thick add water till you achieve the desired consistency.
  12. Keep the boiled dal on low flame. Add butter and cook on low flame for 30-35 mins.
  13. Keep stirring in between........cooking this dal on low flame for hours will give it a rich and creamy texture.
  14. Add beaten cream and mix well.
  15. Remove from fire. Garnish with cream.
  16. Serve hot with rotis or pranthas.

Divya I hope you will like this recipe :-)

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Rekha said...

looks very creamy and yummy..

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Rekha ...this was super quick ..
Love it :-)

Unknown said...

rich and creamy dal..

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Preethi :-)

Unknown said...

Love this...:)

R.Punitha said...

Hi Shruthi,

Dal looks rich and creamy !!!

Neat presentation :)

Keep on Dear..


Divya A said...

Looks very yummy and creamy :)
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Julie said...

Delicious cream garnish on top..yummy healthy dal!!

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Unknown said...

Looks lovely


Unknown said...

This is my hubby's fav, yours looks rich & creamy. Perfect with zeera rice


Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments :-)

Divya said...

Yum yum, I am trying this Saturday....:)

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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Divya and Pooja :-)
@ Pooja I mailed you my mailing address !!! Thanks once again :-)

swati r said...

Yummmm... i love this dal
will try it someday :)

Beena said...

Delicious dal makhani

Spice up the Curry said...

looks so mouthwatering..

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks once again :-)

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