Dal Makhani Recipe

Dal Makhani Recipe | How to Make Punjabi Dal Makhani | Restaurant Style

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Dal makhani recipe or dal makhni recipe is a popular dish from the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. The primary ingredients are whole black lentil (urad), red kidney beans (rajma), butter and cream. The dish gets its richness from the use of cream.its absolutely buttery and creamy dal tempered with lots of onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic!

Experience and experiments (tips and tricks)

The dal should be cooked properly. Cooked to the stage where it releases its starches and becomes creamy.
Do not cut down the tempering.
Do not cut down the butter and cream.

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How To Make Punjabi Dal Makhni

1. Heat 2 cups of water

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2. Add pieces of 3 tomatoes

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3. Boil for 10-12 minutes

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4. Let it cool completely

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5. De-skin the tomato pieces

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6. Puree it

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7. Keep the water used for boiling the tomatoes. We will add this to the dal while boiling it

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8.Pressure cook 1 cup black gram lentil and 1/4 cup kidney beans with 3 cups of water and 1 tsp salt, 2 one inch cinnamon sticks and 2 cloves

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9. Add the tomato water

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10. Pressure cook for 20-25 minutes or till it is absolutely soft and starchy

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11. Heat 2 tbsp butter. Make sure not to burn it

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12. Add 3 finely chopped onions

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13. Add the remaining salt to taste. Remember 1 tsp salt has been added to the dal while cooking it

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14. Cook till the onions turn translucent

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15. Add 1 tbsp minced garlic and cook for 1 minute

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16. Add the tomato puree

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17. Cook till oil oozes out

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18. Add 1 tbsp ginger paste and cook for 30 seconds

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19. Add 1 tsp red chilli powder and 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves

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20. Cook for a minute

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21. Add 1/4 cup water

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22. Cook till oil oozes

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23. Add the tempering to the cooked dal

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24. Add 1/4 cup butter

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25. Add 1/4 cup heavy cream

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26. Simmer for 15-20 minutes

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27.Add 1/4 tsp garam masala powder

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