Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )


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Dal makhani or maa di dal, as it is popularly known in the punjab, with its smooth velvety texture and lovely flavour is a delicacy that is very much a dish of the punjab. Every punjabi restaurant, roadside eating place and food stall vendor makes the claim that this is a delicacy that they alone can make to perfection. This my own tested recipe dare i claim it as the best?
dal makhani is traditionally cooked on a low flame overnight and allowed to thicken. Using a pressure cooker helps cook the dal in a jiffy. Serve hot with naans.

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Ingredients
Method
  1. Clean, wash and soak the whole urad and rajma overnight.
  2. Drain, add 2 cups of water and salt and pressure cook for 7 whistles or till the dals are overcooked.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Whisk till the dal is almost mashed. Keep aside.
  5. For the tempering, heat the butter in a deep pan and add the cumin seeds.
  6. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the green chillies, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, and onions and sauté till the onions turn golden brown in colour.
  7. Add the ginger-garlic paste,chilli powder, turmeric powder and tomato puree and cook over a medium flame till the mixture leaves oil.
  8. Add the dal, salt and approx 2 to 3 tbsp water if required and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Add the cream and mix well. Simmer for 2 to 3 more minutes.
  10. Serve hot garnished with coriander and fresh cream.


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Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 09 Dec 16 11:13 PM


oh some ??
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 23 Oct 16 03:39 PM


I m a big fan of your recipies and I tried the same recipe...when we eat it in restraunts it looks black but wht it made looks red...and it doesn''t taske like the dal we have outside..whats the reason???
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Hemanta, Make sure you are using whole urad with the skin for preparing this dal to get that colour.
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24 Oct 16 08:50 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 08 Oct 16 11:16 AM


Hi mam I m big fan of your recipes.I have tried so many recipes of your website. This recipe is also very yummy ??. Thanks a lot.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Tripti, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
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08 Oct 16 12:09 PM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 27 Sep 16 09:00 PM


Tnku ma''am for dis yummy recipe....it tastes realy awsme..ma hubby nd al family members liked a lot..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Atiya, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe, do try more and more recipes and let us know how you loved it. Happy Cooking !!
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28 Sep 16 09:01 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 20 Sep 16 01:40 PM


My friend gifted me Makhani........ But I dont know how to use it in cooking.... Please Mrs dalal can you help me?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi we are not very sure about your question. Is it Makhana??
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21 Sep 16 08:51 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 28 Aug 16 10:12 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Hi Swastika : we are delighted you and your husband loved the Dal Makhani recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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29 Aug 16 09:58 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 14 Aug 16 12:52 AM


This recipe is superb. Most of the people will definitely like it
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Tarla Dalal    Glad you liked the recipe Prema. Keep trying more recipes from our website and share your valuable feedback with us.
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16 Aug 16 09:58 AM
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 on 22 Jun 16 09:05 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Dear Krishna, we are delighted you loved the Dal Makhani recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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23 Jun 16 09:20 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 28 Apr 16 09:20 PM


Loved your recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Hi We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking!!
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10 May 16 03:37 PM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 25 Apr 16 10:43 PM


Ma''m, i hav alwz some confusion about the exact quantity of onion and tomato while i make the dal makhni. Sometime i add more onion or sometime more tomatoes acc to dal...I hv to make more quantity of dal makhni for around 7-8 people, plz ma''m suggest me how much dal tomatoes and onion i should take...
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