facebook twitter pinterest youtube googleplus email rss instagram

DeskMenu

Navratri recipes

verkadalai-sundal-recipe கொண்டகடலை-சுண்டல் Sweet sundal recipe Rajma sundal recipe Channa dal sundal recipe     Karuppu ulundhu sundal Kollu sundal semiya kesari rava kesari paal kesari fruit kesari mango kesari kalkandu pongal சக்கரைப்  பொங்கல் thengai-payasam-with-rice ulundu vadai recipe puliyogare recipe 1 coconut rice Puli aval Lemon aval Puli idiyappam pepper idiyappam

Click here full collection

Monday, June 15, 2009

Dal makhani is a rich gravy made with black gram - whole urad dal (with skin) as main ingredient and rich ingredients like butter and cream to make it tasty and delicious.
I was in a short unsaid break for a week and so could not update blog and missed some posts of yours too! That’s because my parents are here with me, and still we have a lots of things to share! Yesterday some how I managed to take pictures and post it. My friend Sangeeta who I always refer when I make or try something north Indian dish is away, then too, I chased her in mobile and took the recipe from her and tried, Dal Makhani.
I have updated this post with full video, the method might be slightly varying.

Dal makhani recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time Overnight soaking  |  Cook time: 30 mins     Serves: 4

Click here for cup measurements

Ingredients

Black gram (Whole urad dal) - 1/2 cup


Rajma - 3 tbsp


Red chilli powder - 1 tsp


Green chilli - 2


coriander powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp


Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp


Garam masala powder - 1 tsp


Onion - 1


Tomato - 1, large


Milk/Cream - As needed


Butter - As needed (1 tbsp


Ginger, Garlic Finely chopped - 1 tsp each



To temper

Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

Cloves - 2

Bay leaves - 1

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Butter - As needed (I used 1 tbsp)



Method

  1. Soak urad dal,rajma for minimum 6 hours or over night. Next day, discard the water and pressure cook till done, say 5 whistles, with enough water(water level should be above the dal).
  2. Cooked dal
  3. Drain and save the excess water and mash the dal with ladle. Chop onion, grind the tomato and keep aside. You can add chopped tomato too. Heat butter in a heavy bottomed vessel,add the To Temper table Ingredients. Add the finely chopped ginger and garlic and fry till golden brown. Add slit green chilli.
  4. Whole spice,Ginger garlic
  5. Add the onion and fry till transparent.
  6. Fry onion
  7. Add the ground tomato paste, salt and fry till oil separates.
  8. Tomato paste
  9. Add the red chilli and coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric (add more butter if desired)
  10. Masala powders
  11. Now add the water drained from the dal and boil for 2-3 minutes..
  12. Boil with water drained from dal
  13. Add the mashed dal and mix well.
  14. Add mashed dal
  15. Add cream at this stage and adjust the consistency.(add butter if desired)
  16. Add cream/milk
  17. Cook in low flame for couple of minutes and stir in between.
  18. Simmer

Notes

  • Rajma takes more time than urad dal to get soaked. Choose red variety rajma for easy cooking.
  • After adding cream, it should be cooked in low flame. If not adding cream, you can add milk in place of water and just butter is enough for richness.
  • Stir in between every now and then to avoid dal getting burnt at the bottom of the pan.

Finally garnish with ginger strips and butter/cream and serve with roti/nan/rice.

Labels: , ,

59 comments:

  1. Wowowow ..Cool ..I love dal makani ...my fav ! hey looks soo rich and yummy ! Nice clicks too

    ReplyDelete
  2. Omg... I'm making this tomorrow! Your recipe seems very easy and it looks so delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks yum n perfect...

    ReplyDelete
  4. This looks amazing! Enjoy spending time with your parents! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This looks absolutely delicious ... I love this

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love this...Nice n creamy.....Enjoy time wid ur parents..

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hmm, looks good..have rajma @home..will try this 4 sure:)Enjoy with uncle , aunty:)

    ReplyDelete
  8. OMG..looks sooo tempting :) I want to have that bowl of dal and little rice for my lunch :D

    ReplyDelete
  9. We all love dal makani.almost i follow the same method except using cinnamon and bay leaf.pictures as usual,amazing.enjoy ur time with ur parents.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh wow love that creamy and silky texture....Iam ready with my rotis...parcel that dal bowl....awesome color and yummylicious....

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow dal makhani my favorite dal looks so creamy yum yum.

    ReplyDelete
  12. The DM looks so rich and creamy! I will refer to this the next I make this dish. I always have a problem getiing the texture right.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love dal makhani and this looks so so creamy yummy delicous.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh that looks perfect Raks.. i love dhal makhani too so creamy and good. Have fun with your parents.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow.. Perfect picture Rak's. It's so tempting,looks so comforting and healthy too.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Rich and prefect dal makhani...looks too delicious Raks!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What lovely pictures! The dish looks so tempting andd gorgeous :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Dal Mmakhani looks great. You are blogging when your parents are here??? If it was me, I would have happily gone on a break until my parents leave. Have a nice time...

    ReplyDelete
  19. vvooooo...dal makhani...so rich with lots of cream...just rotis are missing..

    ReplyDelete
  20. Dal makhani explained perfectly. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  21. looks gorgeous!! I never tried it at home, but tasted many times in the restaurants! Thanks for the mouth-watering recipe :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. wow!, cool, absolutely perfect, anytime I love this, pictures are perfect and good explanation, you really have got lot of patience dear, step aby step photos and explanation..., enjoy ur time with ur parents...

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow this is my fav.. lovely pic as usual. looking perfect and creamy..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow,I tried this recipe. It came out really well just like restaurant taste.

      Delete
  24. Wow ... delicious recipe & the picture is really great .

    ReplyDelete
  25. Lovely curry!..V likes it a lot though I have not tried yet :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. One of my fav one! Lovely clicks too......u made it sound so easy.thanks for sharing:)

    ReplyDelete
  27. My favorite, looks creamy!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Yummyyyy...Looks so delicious & creamy..

    ReplyDelete
  29. Looks rich and delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  30. creamy tasty and a delicious dish!!! Makhani has come out well, you made it like a pro!!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I made this...tastes really good and looks as good as yours. ;-)
    Thank you for the recipe. Your recipes always work well for me.:)

    ReplyDelete
  32. wow..yummy post raji...

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thankyou TBC for your feed back :))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. can i use the dal without skin?

      Delete
  34. Very Nice click, Dal Makhani looks absolutely delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  35. aww..tempting me to go right now n try this..but I have my urad dal in white color..tat green color is confusing me..:(

    ReplyDelete
  36. The pics looks superb.Nice recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Yummy! Its looks perfect and must have tasted great too...

    ReplyDelete
  38. I made this and it was AWESOME! Absolutely perfect recipe! My daughter and I ate it up and loved every bite... Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wowww...
    looks delicious... perfect presentation.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hey the Dal Makhani looks so creamy n delicious...Would have enjoyed na...

    ReplyDelete
  41. Sorry, if I am wrong...Just a beginner in cooking.
    In the ingredients, shouldn't it be whole moong dal instead of whole urad dal?...In the pics, I see that it is whole moong dal

    ReplyDelete
  42. No priya,IT IS URAD DAL....in the picture it is the urad dal,I donno why,but after soaking the skin turned out to be dark green than black that time,but IT IS urad ...I have another recipe with whole moong dal,do check out :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi Raji,

    Today only i tried this dish n it turned out well.My hubby also liked it a lot.It was really tasty n good n was nice with the rice also

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi Raji,

    Today i prepared this dish n it was really delicious.Its going well not only with chapathi but also with rice.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thanks sudha for feedback,I too love a lot with basmati rice :)

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hello,

    do u know where can we get cream ? i checked in mustafa and little india both but could not find....

    ReplyDelete
  47. Sure you can find it in Mustafa where they keep curd and all those things. I Saw tinned cream (nestle) in fair price where they keep cheese and all. There is also one brand called emborg in which you can find 'cooking cream' It is in fairprice.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Wow I tried this recipe. It came out very well. Thanks forsharing a lovely and delicious recipe



    ReplyDelete
  49. Hi,

    Can you please tell me how to m
    ake cream at home plz....???

    ReplyDelete
  50. hi, i have skimmed milk at home. can i use it in this recipe? will it taste good? btw, its boiled milk only right?

    ReplyDelete
  51. not sure. you can try. If the milk is homogenous and pasturised milk then you can add as such

    ReplyDelete
  52. Hi Raks,
    Is whip cream and cooking cream same? If yes, can i use whip cream in this receipe?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No I dont think both are same, use nestle tinned or tetra pack cream. Or available fresh cream

      Delete
  53. You have mentioned, in the Dal Makhani recipe:

    Cinnamon/Pattai and
    Cloves/Lavangam.

    Actually Cinnamon is Lavangap Pattai. Cloves is krambu.

    ReplyDelete
  54. After soaking the dhal, do you throw away the water and add new water to pressure cook it? Thx.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting my space and leaving comments,your comments are really appreciated...
I am currently away, might take a bit while to respond to your query, but will sure do when I find time.