Dal Makhani

This is one of the tastiest dals I have eaten outside of the plain toor dal that we cook on a daily basis.I have taken inspiration from all over the internet for this recipe.There are different versions, some with cream, some with less or no cream.Although the traditional dal makhani calls for cream, I used Sour cream.

1 1/2 cup Black Urad Dal, soaked in water overnight
2 tbsps Kidney beans/Rajma (I used canned beans but if you are using the dry ones, soak it in water overnight)
2 tbsps of butter +1 tbsp to top it off
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 Medium Onion, finely chopped
8 oz of Crushed tomatoes(no herbs added, just plain)
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 tsp Kasoori Methi
2 tsps Cumin Coriander powder
1/2 tsp of Garam Masala
6-8 oz of Sour Cream
1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder.You can always use the red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Curry powder

  • Soak the dal overnight or for atleast 8-10 hours.If you are using the dry rajma,soak that as well.
  • Drain the water and pressure cook the dal until tender and not mashed up.
  • Heat a pan and melt butter.
  • Add chopped onions and cook till they turn translucent.Stir in kasoori methi.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till tender.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, Cumin Coriander powder, and curry powder.Cook for a couple of minutes such that the spices get mixed in well.
  • Add Garam Masala and chilli powder.Now add the crushed tomatoes and let it simmer till the masala separates from the fat.
  • Add the cooked dal and rajma.
  • Let it simmer for about 15 min.
  • Mix in the sour cream.Cover it and let it simmer on low flame for about 15 more min.
  • Add the tbsp of butter on top and garnish with coriander leaves.Serve hot with rice

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This goes to MLLA 19 guest hosted by EC and the event started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook.

Hugs,
Shri

25 comments:

Soma Pradhan said...

Daal Makhani look svery delicious

Soma said...

I like this version of dal makhani (our favorite dal too.. my kids eat it out of the bowl with spoon).. I make it differently; use milk when i am not using cream. Drooling here :-D

Prathibha said...

Yummy dal...I love it...looks creamy

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

oh looks perfect ! Yummy dal!

5 Star Foodie said...

This dal looks outstanding!

Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav too...urs make me to drool...its long time since I made it!

Sushma Mallya said...

Using sour cream is really a great idea sri and must have tasted even more nice....looks delicious...

Abhilash said...

Looks thick and suitable for my chappaties. :)

Tina said...

Creamy and delicious....

Ms.Chitchat said...

Dal Makhni looks perfect. Tempting too.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Nandini said...

Wow! It looks like those made in restaurants! Very tempting and appetizing!

Vrinda said...

Ummmm,my fav creamy curry....yum yummmmm

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks fantastic.

prasu said...

wow.dear it looks like a rich creamy delite.....great work.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

king of dhals!i never fail to order one in the Indian resturant I go to.looks rich ND DELICIOIUS

Gulmohar said...

This one is a winner..looks delicious and creamy...There is an award waiting for you in our blog :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! that looks soo good....Yummy yumm!!!

Padhu said...

Looks creamy and delicious!
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Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy recipe..nice one..happy new year

Ramya Manja said...

Wow!!! Mouth watering recipe,goes well with roti's and with a steamy rice as well..
Great entry....

Mriganayani said...

Looks so delicious - you have a wonderful space here! Will be visiting often!

Rachana Kothari said...

Thanks Shri for dropping by! The daal looks fantastic:)
Cheers,
Rachana
rachanakothari.blogspot.com

Preety said...

sour cream in dal makhni..nice idea and new also..i usually use cream..

chk out mine here
http://preetyskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/08/dal-makhni-restuarant-style.html

EC said...

An all time favourite..thanks for the entry

Jagruti said...

Hi

All time favourite in my family...nice blog..

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