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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dal Makhani | Punjabi Ma Ki Dal



Serves 5
Preparation Time: 6 hours
Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

1 cup whole black urad 
1/4 cup rajma
1 large onion chopped
1 large tomato chopped
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 tablespoon of grated ginger
2 green chilies finely chopped
1 teaspoon whole cumin
1 tablespoon red chili powder
2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
2 tablespoon yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup cream (optional)
1/2 chopped coriander leaves
4 tablespoon cooking oil
Salt to taste

For tempering:

2 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 tablespoon butter

Method:

  1. Wash and soak the grains overnight or at least 5 hours. 
  2. Cook the soaked grains in a pressure cooker with enough water and salt. After 2 whistles check if it cooked. 
  3. Heat oil in a thick bottom pan, add 1 tsp whole cumin and fry 4 chopped garlic cloves and 1 tbsp chopped ginger till light golden. 
  4. Add 1 large chopped onion and saute till light brown. Then add 1 large chopped tomato, 2 green chilies finely chopped, 1 tbsp red chili powder and 2 tsp roasted cumin powder. Fry till tomatoes turn soft and mushy. Roast the masala on very low heat for few minutes, and if needed add few drops of water. 
  5. Add whisked yogurt, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 3/4th portion of boiled grains along with its water. 
  6. Mash remaining 1/4th portion of the boiled grains and add it to the gravy.  Once the dal starts boiling, reduce the heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes on low flame, or till the extra water evaporates and you get the desired consistency. Keep stirring while it is being cooked. 
  7. Finally add 1/2 cup cream, 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, and salt if needed. 
  8. Taste and check the seasoning. Cook for another 5 minutes on medium heat and then turn off the gas. Let it stand for at least 15 to 30 minutes before serving. 
  9. Reheat the dal and pour into a serving dish. 
  10. Heat 2 tbsp butter with 1 tsp cooking oil in a small pan. Add 2 chopped garlic cloves and roast till it turns light brown and aromatic. Pour this tempering over the dal straight into the serving bowl. Garnish with more fresh cream and chopped coriander leaves. 
  11. Serve hot with rice or naan.

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5 comments:

  1. Which chilli powder do u use....the brand name....pls suggest

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    1. I usually buy the chili powder in bulk from a flour mill in Mangalore. So there is no brand name as such. And also that chili powder is not too spicy.

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    2. I usually buy the chili powder in bulk from a flour mill in Mangalore. So there is no brand name as such. And also that chili powder is not too spicy.

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  2. I had made this daal it was another hit, send it to my cousin immediately she called me asking for its recipe telling her kids loved it, my little one also loved it a lot, I was very happy coz its a very healthy dish for kids

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