Thursday, May 18, 2006

Dal Makhani...... All time favorite


Well surprised isn't it, posting recipies so quickly :P
Well this is what am going to prepare among one of the other's for the small get together which we are having tonight.
Yes our all time favourite recipe and shaan of all punjabi's Daal Makhani :)

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup - Black Lentils (kaali sabut daal)
  • 1/2 cup - Kidney beans (rajma)
  • 3 tsp ginger+ garlic + green chillies paste (garlic more than ginger)
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2-3 onions
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida(heeng)
  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 2 tablespoon Rajmah Masala
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 4 table spoon of Ghee (vegetable oil can be used but I personally prefer ghee for it)
  • 1 cup fresh cream or malai
  • Butter for serving

Method:
  • Soak the daals (lentils and kidney beans) for atleast 2 hours
  • Wash it and pressure cook it along with salt and 1 tea spoon of ghee + 2 cups of water for 3 whistles. (water should not be less and daal should be properly covered)
  • Meanwhile the daal is being pressure cooked, we'll make other preparations,
  • Chop onion and make tomato puree (although chopped tomatoes will also do)
  • Take a pan and put ghee in it.
  • Crackle cumin seeds
  • Add Onions, ginger+garlic+chilly paste
  • Add asteofida
  • fry till golden brown
  • Add Tomatoes +tumeric powder
  • stir fry for 2 mins and add coriander powder + garam masala + rajma masala and fry till tomatoes are done (i.e. starts leaving ghee) You can also add little bit of water if required.
  • Now open the pressure cooker
  • Mash it little bit with masher
  • Add 1 cup water + 1 cup cream
  • Add the onion and tomato masala to it
  • Again pressure cook it for next 4 whistles on simmer heat only
  • Garnish with corriander and a dallop of butter
  • Serve it hot with chappatie's or rice :)
PS: This image has been googled out and will come up with original pic tomorow :)

15 comments:

Mehak said...

Well said : All Time Fav...& Punjab Di Shaan..
this is our utlimate fav dish and I prepare it in almost the same way as ur recipe :)

oye Preeti bahut galat baat hai....AM FEELING HUNGRY !!!!

The Bhandari's said...

@Mehak..... aajaa phir, :) yeah almost all punjabi's prepare the same way :D Mummy and Granny style

Mehak said...

oye am coming to our place for dinner 2nite :-)
thode zyada banana 'Maa De Daal'

Ricky said...

Aree wah!!

You know I was thinking of posting this but you have done my work already. The recipe looks too good. I will try it as my next recipe and will post my detailed comments then.

Thankx!!

Lera said...

Hi, you have a nice blog up here, yummy posts...:)

Priya said...

I tried making this 2 days back. It was SUPER YUMMY !!! thanx for the recipe.

The Bhandari's said...

@mehak.... am waiitng come soon, thandi ho jayegee nahin to :P

@Ricky....will wait for ur detailed comments

@Lera... thks, keep visiting

@Priya... thks for trying it, and good that u liked it else, it wud have been disappointment for me :) Keep visiting and yes u too got nice cook blog will come there to learn more :)

Sury said...

I love dal makhani. It's so good to have a recipe handy. Thanks for sharing!

Gini said...

You have no idea how much I looked for a dal makhani recipe. Do you think if it will be okay to substitute yellow lentils for the dish?

The Bhandari's said...

@Suri... thks for visiting and liking it :)

@gini.... welcome to my blog. No dear I don't think it will taste good as yellow lentil has got it's own procedure of cooking which is entirely different from black lentils, yes if u want u can substitute Red Beans (rajma) with Black Lentils and cook with same procedure and add Rajma Masala instead of Dal Makhni Masala (Although masala's won't make much effect, u can use either Dal Makhni masala or Rajma Masala )
Happy Cooking

Ricky said...

New recipe please!!

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