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03 January 2007

Dal Makhani

Ingredients :-

1 cup black lentils (kaali sabut dal) –soak in water for 8 hours and pressure cook till soft
1/2 cup red kidney beans (rajma) – soak in water for 8 hours and pressure cook along with blank lentils till soft
2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 big onions, finely chopped
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
2 big tomatoes, finely chopped
¼ cup butter
1 tsp garam masala powder
2-3 tbsp malai (cream of milk)
ginger juliennes for garnish

Method :-

1. Pre-heat ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the chopped onions and green chillis and sauté the onions till pink.
2. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 3-4 mts. Add the turmeric pwd, chilli pwd and salt and combine.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 5-6 mts. Now add the pressure cooked dals along with a cup of water and mix well till they are well coated with the masala mixture. Cook covered for 3-4 mts on medium heat.
4. Add butter, combine and cook for 5 mts.
5 .Add malai and garam masala and mix well. Garnish with ginger juliennes.
6. Serve with hot rotis.
Cuisine :- North Indian

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