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.

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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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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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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.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy319 cal
Protein11.3 g
Carbohydrates30.4 g
Fiber6.1 g
Fat17.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A930.3 mcg
Vitamin B10.3 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B31.1 mg
Vitamin C30.9 mg
Folic Acid74.5 mcg
Calcium148.8 mg
Iron2.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium111.5 mg
Potassium458.4 mg
Zinc1.5 mg

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Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 19 Apr 17 10:41 PM


Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 13 Apr 17 12:34 PM


Hi! I have to tell you that after 4 trips to India from the U.S., and after many recipe books including the Taj hotel recipe books in Bombay, I have now found a mackani recipe I love!! And it''s yours! I was raised in France, where food is a sort of religion.. But Indian cooking is my 1st choice because we are vegetarians. So do take this as a great compliment - I''m in love with your dish. If you come to America I''ll teach you how to make crepes, or ratatouille! Merci beaucoup ... Thanks again.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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14 Apr 17 09:00 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 23 Mar 17 08:10 PM


Hello mam...Thx for teaching all yummy food.....Is it necessary to dock call overnight ??? One of my friends just cook it directly using pinch of soda in cooker ??? Pls guide is it possible N advised
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Charu, Thank you for your kind words. We would suggest to soak it overnight and then pressure cook it, its get softer and is easy to digest.
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24 Mar 17 08:36 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 31 Jan 17 06:28 PM


Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 31 Dec 16 08:59 AM


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
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