dal makhani

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What is dal makhani?

Absolutely delicious and very creamy lentil preparation with the flavours of whole spices, ginger, garlic and the awesome creaminess, dal makhani is a hero for sure. Dal makhani can be served with jeera rice or butter naan or lachchha paratha. Dal makhani can be prepared for lunch or dinner especially on weekends and the best part about this recipe is that its taste enhances the next day. Do try this recipe for makhani as it is

Let’s talk about the Ingredients for  Dal Makani

Whole urad dal: it is important to soak and cook urad dal proper. Only when the dal releases its starches it will be creamy and velvety. So cook it for the given time. Other ingredients  include
Whole spices: to add flavour to dal I have used whole spices while pressure cooking dal. However if you don’t like whole spices “as it is” you may dry roast them and add to the dal at the end.
Cream: the makhani title is justified by heavy creamy. As such, when cooked properly, the dal will become creamy but heavy cream is essential for perfect makhani.

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How to make Dal Makhani

1. Wash 1 cup urad dal

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2. Soak in enough water for 6-8 hours or overnight

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3. In a pressure cooker add soaked lentil (urad dal), 1-inch cinnamon stick, 2 green cardamoms, 1 black cardamom, 1 bat leaf, 3 cloves, salt to taste, 2 tbsp butter and 3 cups water. Pressure for 30-35 minutes on low flame after 1 whistle.

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4. While dal cooks, let’s prepare the tempering: Heat 1 tbsp oil and add 2 tbsp butter

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5. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) and let it crackle

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6. Add 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder and 1 tsp fenugreek leaves powder

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7. Cook for 30 seconds on low flame

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8. Add 2 chopped green chillies

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9. Now add 1 tsp garlic and 1 tsp ginger paste and cook for 1 minute

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10. Add 2 pureed tomatoes

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11. Cook till oil oozes

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12. Meanwhile the dal is ready

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13. Add boiled dal to the prepared tempering

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14. Add 1 cup water or as much required and simmer for 10-12 minutes

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15. Add salt to taste and simmer for 2 minutes

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16. Now add 1/4 cup fresh malai

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17. Simmer for 1 minute

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18. Check the consistency andseasoning

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19. Bon appetit: Serve dal makhani with butter naan and jeera rice

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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