Low Calorie Dal Makhani


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Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and also enriches it with folic acid and vitamin a. Try this dal with methi makai ki roti, to make a satisfying low fat meal.

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Makes 4 servings
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the whole urad and rajma overnight. Drain.
  2. Combine the urad dal and rajma and salt with 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles or till they are overcooked. Whisk well till the urad dal and rajma is almost mashed.
  3. Add the milk, mix well and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the onions, ginger-garlic paste and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  7. Add another 2 tbsp of water and the tomato pulp, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the prepared urad dal - rajma -milk mixture and little salt, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values per serving
AmountEnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatVitamin AVitamin CCalciumIronFolic AcidFibre
114 gm 125 kcal 7.5 gm 19.8 gm 1.7 gm 340.1 mcg 15.7 mg 112.0 mg 1.4 mg 42.6 mcg 0.8 gm
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 on 06 Oct 13 05:32 PM

Dal makhani is liked by all my family members but as it is high in calories, I make it less frequently but this low-cal version is really great and with no compromise in taste it is really easy to make and healthier and delicious.
 on 05 Oct 13 12:26 PM

A great and healthy recipe for those who are looking low calories dieting options....
 on 07 Mar 11 06:14 PM

With one tsp of oil, this dal makhani comes out well. Great for those looking for a health option.