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 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...
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 14 Apr 16 06:51 PM


Awosome
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Keyuri , we are delighted you loved the Dal Makhani recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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15 Apr 16 09:42 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 23 Mar 16 03:26 PM


Awesome....my whole family appreciated me for it....thanxs for such a awesome recipe...
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Mona, 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 Mar 16 04:10 PM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 15 Mar 16 10:15 AM


Thank you madam for the elaborate recipe.. Tried as per method.. N everyone at home just loved it.. All relished your recipe ??
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Monica, we are delighted you loved the recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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15 Mar 16 10:50 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 13 Mar 16 11:04 PM


The recipe came really well and my daughter liked it a lot. I added little bit of sugar. Thank you for the recipe.
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
5
 on 25 Jul 14 03:44 PM


Just made it by instant method instead of waiting overnight. For this, soak the whole urad in hot water for 2 hours and then use pressure cooking principle allow 15 whilsts, then let the air escape and use smasher to make the cooked urad more smoother. then follow the above steps by kitchen queen. I love her and really miss her.
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
5
 on 25 Jul 14 02:49 PM


Love this recipe.
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
5
 on 19 May 14 08:05 AM


Ma'am, This was very very easy to follow and came out absolutely delicious. Thank you for such no-nonsense cooking videos. It is a great help to novices like us.
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