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Thursday, June 14, 2012

DAL MAKHANI


DAL MAKHANI

Recipe serves 3-4

INGREDIENTS
1 cup whole black urad dal
1 tablespoon red kidney beans (rajma)
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon whole cumin
pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tablespoon garlic  & ginger paste each
1/2 tablespoon green chilli paste
1/4th onion, 2 tomatoes- finely chopped
pinch of turmeric, 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder, 1/2 tablespoon coriander cumin powder, pinch of garam masala
1 cup heavy cream

1. Soak 1 cup black urad dal & 1 tablespoon rajma in 4 cups water overnight.

2. Add the dal & rajma to a saucepan, add 1.5 teaspoons salt, cook till beans/dal mashes easily when pressed between the thumb & first finger. If you are cooking in a pressure cooker, cook to 4 whistles. Let cooker cool completely.

3. For seasoning, add 2 tablespoons butter or ghee in a saucepan. Once it is hot, add 1 teaspoon cumin, pinch of hing (asafoetida). Add 1 tablespoon garlic paste, 1 tablespoon ginger paste, 1/2 tablespoon green chilli paste. Saute on low flame for 2 mins.

4. Add 1/4th white onion (finely chopped), add less than 1/2 teaspoon salt. On medium flame, cook onions till they are translucent.

5. Add 2 tomatoes (finely chopped), add less than 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook till butter starts floating on top of tomatoes, about 5 mins.

6. Add pinch of turmeric, 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder, 1/2 tablespoon coriander cumin powder, pinch of garam masala. Reduce flame to low & saute for 2 mins.

7. Add boiled dal with all the water in it. You can add little more water at this time if you want more gravy. Mix & check for salt & spices. Adjust according to taste. Simmer the dal on 4/10 flame till you see butter floating on top (10-15 mins) Mix every 5 mins to ensure that the beans/dal do not stick or gather in the pan.

8. Add 1 cup heavy whipping cream, mix well & simmer on very low flame for another 5 mins

Serve hot with naan, kulcha or rice.

Prepare and enjoy !!!

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