Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dal Makhni

Spicy Heavy dal prepared with Rajma and Black Urad dal.


1/2 Cup Whole Black gram (Black Urad dal)
3 tbsp Red Kidney beans (Rajma)
1 tsp Red chilli powder
2 inch Ginger, chopped
1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
5-6 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 large Onion, Chopped
2 nos Green chillies (slit)
2 medium Tomatoes , chopped
1tsp Garam masala powder
Salt to taste
3tbsp Butter
4 tbsp Fresh Cream (optional).


Soak rajma, urad dal in 3 cups water for 6-8 hrs.
Pressure cook rajma and urad dal in 3 cups water with salt, half red chilli powder and half ginger until rajma is soft. Say about 3 Whistles.
Heat butter in a pan and add jeera.after a minute add onion and fry till onions change color, now add ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute for a minute.
Now add tomatoes , red chilli powder and cook till tomatoes are reduced to pulp.
Add cooked rajma, urad dal along with the water and salt.Mix well.
Add garam masala powder and Cook covered for about 8-10mts.
You can add fresh cream to make it rich.

Garnish with butter and coriander leaves and serve hot.

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