Jain Dal Makhani | Dal Makhani Recipe without Onion Garlic | Jain Recipes

Jain Dal makhani recipe with step by step pictures and a quick recipe video

What is Jain dal makhani?

Jain Dal Makhani is whole black lentil (sabut urad) preparation that is absolutely creamy buttery and superbly delicious. This particular recipe is a tomato based recipe because it has no onion or garlic. It has very niceflavorss of butter, fenugreek leaves and tomatoes with the hint of ginger.  This recipe is very useful when we are not eating onion garlic because of any reasons or when we are short of onion or garlic or when we want to take a break from the regular dal makhani.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for dal makhani without onion garlic

Dal Makhani without onion or garlic calls for tomatoes. Here I am using salad tomatoes because they are not tangy or sour. They are just perfect for this recipe because they compliment others flavors of dal makhani. It is very important to make a puree of the tomatoes and use instead of grinding those tomatoes and using them.  A proper puree will give dal makhani a very smooth texture. To add a kick to the Dal Makhani I am adding ginger paste. While boiling the lentils I have used some spices. This takes the dal makhani to another level altogether.  Apart from that, I’ve also used butter while pressure cooking. Basically lot of work has to be done if we are omitting onions and garlic.

Serve dal makhani with butter naan for the best results.

DAL MAKHANI WITHOUT ONION GARLIC

No onion, no garlic still lots of flavors – DAL MAKHANI WITHOUT ONION GARLIC

Ingredients for Dal Makhani without onion garlic

For pressure cooking dal

  1. ½ cup whole black lentil (sabut urad) soaked overnight or for at least 6 to 8 hours
  2. ¼ cup red kidney beans or (rajma) soaked overnight or for at least 6 to 8 hours
  3. One bay leaf
  4. 8-10 cloves (laung)
  5. 2 black cardamoms (badi elaichi)
  6. 3 green cardamoms (chhoti elaichi)
  7. 1 and 1/2  inch cinnamon (dal cheeni)
  8. Salt to taste
  9. 1 tbsp butter
  10. 1 and ½ cup water or as much required
  11. 1 pinch of natural red food colouring (optional)
  12. For tempering
  13. 2 large salad tomatoes
  14. 1 tbsp oil
  15. 1 tbsp butter
  16. ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  17. 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  18. 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  19. 1 teaspoon ginger paste

For Garnishing 

  1. 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  2. A handful of chopped coriander
  3. 1 tbsp butter
  4. 2 tbsp heavy cream

How to make dal makhani without onion garlic

  1. Pressure-cook Dal 

Make a potli of all the dry spices i.e. 2 black cardamoms, 3 green cardamoms, and one-and-a-half inch cinnamon. Discard water in which dal was soaked. Put it in a pressure cooker. Add soaked red kidney beans.  Add salt to taste and one pinch natural food colouring . Add 1 tbsp butter and one bay leaf and one and a half cup of water. Pressure-cook for 20 minutes after first whistle. Let the pressure release. Check dal. It should be soft and mushy.

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  1. Make tomato puree

Remove the top of the tomato; make a cross at the bottom.  Boil the tomatoes for 3 to 4 minutes or till they are peeling able.  Transfer the boiled tomatoes to ice cold water. Leave them for 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the skin. Puree the tomatoes in a grinder.

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  1. Prepare tempering 

Heat a pan and add 1tbsp oil. Add one tbsp butter once the butter starts to melt add half teaspoon cumin seeds.  When they crackle add one tablespoon of fenugreek leaves.  Cook for 10 to 20 seconds. Add one teaspoon of Kashmiri red chilli powder and cook for 10 seconds.

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  1. Cook tomato puree

Add one teaspoon ginger paste cook for 30 seconds

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  1. Add tempering to the cooked dal

Discard the potli of spices. Add the prepared tempering to dal. Add water as much required. Let the dal simmer for 20-25 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally. Add water as and when required.  Mix well, check the consistency and seasoning and adjust the same if required.

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  1. Garnish 

To garnish add 1 tbsp butter , 1 teaspoon fenugreek leaves, handful of chopped coriander and 2 tablespoons of fresh cream

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  1. Bon appétit 

Serve dal makhani with bread or rice of your choice

Jain dal makhani

Suggestions

You may skip heavy cream, the dal tasted absolutely delicious without cream too.

Watch Video – Recipe of dal makhani without onion garlic | Jain Dal makhani

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