Dal Makhani – King of Indian Dals
Serving Size – Serves Four
Estimated Preparation Time – 10 Minutes
Estimated Cooking Time – 25 Minutes
Whole urad dal (black lentils, available in all Indian stores)-150g
Rajma (red kidney beans, available in all Indian stores)-50g
Red chilli powder-1Tsp
Turmeric Powder- 1/2Tsp
Boil the Dal and Rajma together for about 15 minutes or till they become soft and mushy. Keep aside.
In a saucepan heat some ghee, when hot add cumin seeds.
When cumin starts spluttering add chopped onions, saute till it turns soft.
Add ginger and garlic paste, stir continuously to avoid the pastes from sticking to the pan. Cook for five minutes.
Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they become soft.
To the softened tomatoes add salt, chilli powder and turmeric. cook for five more minutes.
Add the boiled Dal and Rajma, stir nicely to mix in all the ingredients. Let it simmer for a while.
Finish of the dal makhani by adding cream, mix again.
Serve hot along with steamed rice.
Tip– Add some more ghee(clarified butter) to the dal to enhance its taste further.