Tasty Dal Makhani


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A north indian lentil( black urad and rajmah beans) delicacy flavored with tomatoes, ginger, garlic and cream, dal makhani is sure to tempt all. Relish dal makhani with naans or roomali roti.

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Tasty Dal Makhani recipe - How to make Tasty Dal Makhani

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  1. Soak the dal and rajma in enough water for 4-6 hours.
  2. Drain the excess water, add the salt and enough water and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles, or till the dals are cooked.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid, add the milk and simmer for 5 minutes. Keep aside.
  4. Heat some oil in another pan and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and onions and saute till the onions turn golden brown in colour.
  6. Add the ginger and garlic and saute for more 2 minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes, mix well and saute till the oil leaves the sides of the pan.
  8. Add the chilli powder and garam masala and mix well.
  9. Add this tempering to the dal, mix well and simmer on low fire for 30 minutes.
  10. Serve hot garnished with coriander and cream.

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