Dal Makhni - Restaurant Style

Dal Makhni is a staple dish you can find in any North Indian restaurant Menu..This is a rich dal containing butter and cream so best served for those small/big dinner parties or any get together..

Dal makhni is also called "Maa ki Dal" or "Maah ki Dal"..Actually it doesn't mean mothers dal which i noticed mentioning in so many sites/blogs..In Punjab we actually refer the sabut urad dal (whole unskinned black gram lentil) as " Maah " so called Maa ki dal..:)

Dal Makhni
Serves 3-4 (inspired from this recipe)

Ingredients :-

Urad Dal( Black gram lentils):-1/2 cup
Rajma(red kidney beans):- 1/8 cup
Channa dal:- 1/8 cup
Ginger:- 1 tsp
Garlic:-2 cloves (minced)
Green Chillies:- 2-3 ( or as per taste)
Salt as per taste
Turmeric powder:- 1/2 tsp

For Tadka

Ghee:- 4 tbsp
Garlic:- 2 cloves (minced)
Cumin seeds:- 1 tsp
Fenugreek/Methi Seeds:- 1/8 tsp
Asafoetida:- A pinch
Onion:- 1/2 (Finely chopped)
Tomato:- 1 ( Pureed)
Chilli Powder:- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder:- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala:- 1 tsp

To garnish:-

Cream:-1/3 cup
Butter:- 1tbsp

Procedure:-

1) Soak Urad dal, rajma & channa dal in water overnight.
2) Boil/Pressure Cook all the soaked lentils together alongwith ginger, garlic. green chillies, salt and turmeric until soft ( it takes about 15 minutes.)
3) To prepare tadka:-
Heat the ghee in a pan and add cumin and methi seeds, when they start to crackle add garlic and fry util light brown ( do not burn the garlic)
4) Add onion and asafoetida and saute until onions become golden brown in color
5) Add tomato puree, chlli powder, turmeric, and garam masala powder and mix everything well
6) Cook for another 3-4 minutes ,add little water if needed.
7) Add the cooked dal in the tadka alongwith cream and butter, mix and let it come to boil , then turn off the gas
8) Serve this dal hot with rice and curd..







29 comments:

Superchef said...

wow! that definitely looks like something you get ina restaurant..love the colour!!

Pooja said...

Wow Dal Makhni looks so delicious!

Varsha Vipins said...

Oh that looks divine Priti..am so drooling over ths..gotta try it sometime..

Sanghi said...

Yummmy yummmy curry and click preety..! Pls check now for the awards, now i have reposted..! Sorry for the mistake dears..!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Absolutely delicious. Nice presentation.

Bergamot said...

looks nice and creamy...yummm

Anu said...

Dal Makhni looks so delicious and creamy... Nice color..

Sharmilee! :) said...

One of my favs sidedish!Looks very inviting.....

sowmya said...

looks absolutely lovely..i do make this, but now when I make it again..its going to be this recipe completely..thanks a lot..

Rekha shoban said...

i love this red colour recipe...looks yummmmmmy!

Purva Desai said...

Maah ki Dal is my and my hubby's fav dal.....
It definitely looks like we get in a restaurant...
Simply irresistible....

Priti said...

Looks delicious...nice click.I never tried dal makhni..this is very tempting..one doubt..do we need to soak the dals n rajma together or separately?

Subhie Arun said...

i lov tis yar...looks so temptinggggggg

kittymatti said...

the recipe sounds so authentic..will give it a tryy and let u know!
Colour looks perfect

Smitha said...

I bookmarked this recipe Preeti. Nice one. I love the color of the dish and the recipe sounds great too.

Preety said...

priti you can soak everything together or seperately, that's your choice, it doesn't make any difference as we are going to ultimately boil everything together..do try this and let me know..

thanks everyone for your comments

Divya Vikram said...

This is one of my favorites. looks rich n creamy!

Nags said...

mine hardly gets this colour, shud try again!

Usha said...

This looks rich and creamy, lovely color too ! I look forward to trying this...

vegeyum said...

Hi Preety, I am so glad that you chose the Dal Makhani to make. It is one of my favourite dishes. Yours looks so tasty. I am glad that you enjoyed it.
Ganga (A Life (Time) of Cooking)

Vidya said...

Preety, we just had this dish tonight for dinner with supersoft rotis. Followed your recipe. I only made a slight change - substituted milk for cream. The dish turned out lipsmackingly delicious yum yum. I am so making this again soon.

Thought I should let you know. This dish is yumyum!

Preety said...

I am glad vidya that it turns out gr8 for you..thanks for leaving the response

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

Dal makhani is my fav dear . it looks delicious Preety

Valarmathi said...

Lovely color, looks yummy.

MALKIT BHULAR said...

i love dal makhani in headquarters.humm humm.this is so delicious&tasty.i love dal makhani

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divyanka khetawat said...

Wen we add cream red colour vanishes..pls suggest how to retain its red colour

divyanka khetawat said...

Ds red colour vanishes wen we add cream to it..pls suggest how to retain it.

Preety said...

You can use food color...

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