Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dal makhani

Some years ago I tasted this dal makhani and jeera pulav , in a restaurant in NJ and since then tried to figure out the recipe. But I couldn't get the exact taste. Then decided to try from Deepa's 'Hamare Rasoi', which I admire more often. I like her dedication in explaining the recipes with utmost care and details. The curry came out just like the restaurant version and no wonder it became our favorite:) The following recipe belongs to Deepa and recording the notes for my future reference only. Click to see the original recipe. I am sure you all  will  like that. Thank you Deepa dear, I learned a popular recipe from you:)




Dal:
Black gram / urad dhal (with skin) - 1/2 cup
rajma - a handful
channa dhal - a handful

Method:
Soak the dhals in water overnight. Pressure cook them for one whistle, reduce flame and keep for 20 minutes. Then mash gently without breaking much dal, add salt , 1/2 cup milk and keep aside.

Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a wok. Add finely chopped onion (2 tbsp) and let it get golden brown. Then add finely chopped ginger- 1 inch, garlic - 4, green chillies - 2 and saute well. Pour 1/2 cup tomato puree and saute till raw smell vanishes. Add 1 tsp red chilly powder, 3 tsp coriander powder, garam masala, curd 1/2 cup and saute well.

Pour the cooked dhal and bring it to boil.

Tadka:
Heat 2 tbsp butter in a separate wok, add bay leaves -2 , cumin - 1/2 tsp and pour over the dhal. Crush 1/2 tbsp kasoori methi and sprinkle all over. Garnish with some chat masala, few tsp fresh cream, finely chopped cilantro.

serving suggestion:
Serve with a dollop of butter over the dhal makahni.
Serve as side dish with chapathi, naan, jeera pulao etc.

21 comments:

Jay said...

lovely combination of flavors...sounds perfect n delicious..
Tasty Appetite

divya said...

This looks inviting and yummy...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy rich recipe...

Suparna said...

hey viki,
Love this dal that is reaaaaaaaally occasional at my place cause it's heavy ;) u are tempting me to make it soon :P

Swathi said...

Dal makhani is my favorite order in Indian restaurants looks awesome.

Chitra said...

my fav and i was searching for the recipe too.will surely try yours.

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aipi said...

Totally drooling over it ~ comforting soul food!
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Priya said...

Simply love this protein packed dal makhani, inviting and wonderful..

Sunanda said...

Wow! All I need is some hot parathas to have with it :)
Sunanda's Kitchen

Sushma Mallya said...

Yummy and inviting my fav favourite:)

Chitra said...

never tried this. will try this version . sounds good.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I'm honoured that you tried my recipe and posted with the photo :-) Shall I tell you something ? your recipe pic looks even better than mine. Looks so thick and perfect color. so thrilled to know that you all liked it.
thanks again for the wonderful words Viki. You made my day

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Ambreen said...

This sounds delicious ... very tempting!

Suja said...

Classic recipe..looks so inviting,perfect with rotis.

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so creamy and delicious dal makhani..

Divya Vikram said...

Love the fact that it is protein packed. Looks delicious :)

Padma said...

Jeera rice and dhal makhani is a lovely combo. Yours look so perfect and very inviting.

Chitra said...

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Vardhini said...

Dal Makhni looks so yummy :)

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Prathima Shivraj said...

Hi Viki,
Yummy dal, looks delicious...
First time here, you have a great space.

Glad to follow U:)

Prathima
http://tastyvantalu.blogspot.com/

Apani Rasoi said...

Very Nice Blog.
Indian Vegetarian Food Recipes