Dal Makhani Recipe

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Dal Makhani
How to make Dal Makhani
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Dal Makhani Recipe | Dal Recipes: A punjabi staple dish, Dal Makhani is the absolute favorite recipe that can easily be cooked to perfection at home. First created by Sardar Singh, Dal Makhani has now become the quintessential Indian dish with many variations found in different regions of our country as well as abroad. It is often made in Indian homes for dinner and can also be made for dinner parties. You will often find this dal makhani on many restaurant menus as well. A luscious, creamy dal recipe loaded with butter, this can be served with naan or paratha or accompany with some cooked rice.

Ingredients in Dal Makhani Recipe: Urad dal with the flavors of butter, kasoori methi, chillies and tomatoes, together makes a sumptuous main course dish.

Ingredients of Dal Makhani

  • 2 Cups Sabut urad dal
  • 8 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Shahi jeera
  • 1 tsp Kasoori meethi
  • 2 cups Tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 cups Cream
  • For garnishing Green chillies (slit lengthwise)

How to Make Dal Makhani

  • 1.To the dal, add water, 1 Tbsp salt and ginger. Cook until dal becomes tender.
  • 2.In a heavy based pan, heat butter and oil. Add shahi jeera and kasoori methi. When they begin to splutter, add tomato puree, remaining salt, chilli powder and sugar.
  • 3.Stir-fry over high flame, till the oil separates.
  • 4.Add cooked dal and bring to boil. The consistency should be such that the dal should move around freely when stirred, otherwise add a little water.Dal Makhani
  • 5.Leave to simmer, uncovered, till well blended. Stir-in cream and once it gets heated through, serve immediately, garnished with green chilliesDal Makhani

Recipe Notes

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Key Ingredients: Sabut urad dal, Water, Salt, Ginger, Butter, Oil, Shahi jeera, Kasoori meethi, Tomato puree, Chilli powder, Sugar, Cream, Green chillies (slit lengthwise)