Dal Makhani Recipe
How many of you can say that this is not one of your favourites? Just the name of Dal Makhani is enough to make many of us drool. It is made with mixed lentils with lots of butter and cream and goes well with any of the Indian breads specially naan or rice. Dal Makhani is one thing which you would find in most North Indian restaurants around the world and is probably among the most ordered dishes too. It’s easy to be made at home and if you have not tried preparing it by yourself yet, then try making it with this simple recipe. Don’t forget to make a lot of it as it tastes just as great the next day as well.
Ingredients needed for Dal Makhani
Black urad – 1 cup
Rajma – 1/2 cup
Desi ghee – 2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Red Chili powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Butter – 2 tbsp
Ginger paste – 1 tsp
Yogurt – 5 tbsp
Tomato puree – 5 tbsp
Fresh cream – 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves to garnish
How to make Dal Makhani
Wash and soak black urad and rajma together overnight.
Drain the excess water, put the soaked lentils in a pressure cooker with 5 cups of fresh water, ghee, salt, red chili powder, turmeric and ginger garlic paste.
Boil till the dal is mushy.
Heat butter in a pan, add ginger paste, yogurt, tomato puree and cook for a minute.
Mix with cooked dal in the pan and cook for another 5/6 min.
Add fresh cream and cook for a min.
Garnish with some fresh cream and coriander leaves and serve hot with naan. Enjoy!