Dal Makhani (Traditional Punjabi Dal)

Dal Makhani (Traditional Punjabi Dal)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Whole urad daal black 1 cup

  • Rajma ( smaller beans) 2 tbsp

  • Water 2 cups

  • Onion 1 large finely chopped

  • Garlic 7 cloves

  • Ginger 1 1/2 inch piece n few juliennes

  • Green chilli 2 slitted

  • Tomatoes 2 medium

  • Jaiphal powder 2 pinch

  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

  • Corriander leaves 1/2 cup n for garnish

  • Fresh cream 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp for garnishing

  • Butter 3 tbsp

  • Oil 1 tsp

  • Salt 1 1/2 tsp or as per taste

Directions

  • 01

    Soak daal n rajma overnight.

  • 02

    In pressure cooker cook daal n rajma with 2 cups water till 7 to 8 whistles.

  • 03

    Crush ginger n garlic to make paste.

  • 04

    Crush tomatoes in a mixer jar to make puree.

  • 05

    Take butter n oil in a pan n heat.

  • 06

    Add onions n saute till colour change.

  • 07

    Add ginger garlic paste green chillies n saute for few seconds.

  • 08

    Add tomato puree n stir till oil release.

  • 09

    Now add spices turmeric, red chilli, garam masala n jaiphal n mix.

  • 10

    Add daal mixture n salt n mix.

  • 11

    Let it boil for 5 minutes then add cream n corriander n mix n switch off the gas.

  • 12

    To give smoky flavour to daal set a big piece of charcoal on a burner on medium flame.

  • 13

    Place a small bowl with 1 tbsp melted butter or ghee in it , place bowl on the daal.

  • 14

    With help of tongs turn over charcoal untill its glowing from all the sides.

  • 15

    Immediately place the charcoal in the bowl with butter and cover the pot of daal to trap the smoke.

  • 16

    Leave the lid on for 5 minutes and then remove the bowl of charcoal n serve the daal in a bowl.

  • 17

    Garnish with corriander leaves ginger juliennes n cream.

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