Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dal Makhani | North Indian Dal | Restaurant Style

Today sharing Dal Makhani a famous North Indian delicacy. A popular dal recipe which is originated from Punjab. For an authentic recipe of Dal Makhani two types of Dal are using such as whole black lentils and Red kidney beans. A fabulous creamy buttery gravy of  lentils which goes very well with any kind of Naan or Paratha or Rice. It is such one recipe which is must one treat for any north Indian occasion or ceremony.

This recipe is something special for me.Whenever I went to any north Indian restaurant.I always prefer to taste this Dal. It differs and a time consuming dal recipe. Still I always favor that one which has little smoky flavor in it.As per my knowledge this charcoal flavor gives a really Punjabi Tandoor taste which is the signature of any authentic Punjabi Dish.

As I do not have any tandoor at all so to bring this smoky charcoal flavor I used little trick. That is nothing what I explained in my Smoky Chicken Bharta Recipe. To repeat the same trick please visit my Smoky Chicken Bharta recipe. To the extreme I tried to bring the North Indian Restaurant Flavor,hope you will like it...Now check out the recipe...

Dal Makhani | North Indian Dal | Restaurant Style

Recipe by Nabanita Das
Prep time: 3 hrs
Cook time: 20 mins

  • 1 Cup Urad Dal/Whole Black Gram
  • 1/2 Cup Red Kidney Beans
  • 1/3 rd Cup Split Bengal Gram
  • 1 Medium Size Onion paste(boiled)
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Green Chili Paste
  • 1 Cup Tomato Puree (blanched)
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 3 tbsp Dried Fenugreek leaves/Kasoori Methi
  • 2 tbsp Tanddori Powder(Everest)
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp white Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cream
  • 1 pcs Charcoal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves( Finely Chopped) (optional)
Cooking Directions
  1. Soak all the dal for 3 hrs.
  2. Pressure cook dals with little salt. Do not over cook. Some Grains should have to be seen. Mash a little.
  3. Heat oil and 2 tbsp butter in a pan.
  4. Add cumin seeds when crackles onion paste,garlic paste,ginger paste consecutively.
  5. Add coriander powder,tandoori powder and Tomato puree and saute until oil comes out.
  6. Add green chili paste and dried fenugreek leaves and cook for sometimes.
  7. Add Dal and little warm water and mix well.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Let it be cook for sometimes.
  10. If you need more water to adjust consistency then add only warm water.
  11. When done add fresh cream.

Note : Next step to bring the charcoal/smoky flavor.Please go to visit my Smoky Chicken bharta recipe.(follow the step by step pics method to get smoky/charcoal flavor).
Serve with :
  1. Before serving add 2 tbsp butter and sprinkle fresh coriander leaves.
  2. Serve with Butter naan or plain naan or any kind of chapathi/roti.
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Unknown said...

Yummy Dal !

Unknown said...

Beautiful dal ;-) looks superb

Unknown said...

Dal makhani looks delicious Nabanita! Wonderful snaps!!

Priya Suresh said...

Nutritious dal,its in my to do list since a long.

Rafeeda AR said...

dal looks really yummy and superb dear...

meenab said...

hey pinky can u pls do something abt the pop ups pls
everytime i click on comment sm pop up opens up

looks like its dal time now on blogosphere
i love this dal ekdum buttery dish

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Yummylicious !!! Perfectly made :)

Unknown said...

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Asiya Omar said...

Delicious,mouth watering here..

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Amazing creamy dal. Jakhoni khai, sobsomoy bhalo lage, eta eto tasty. Perfectly baniyecho Pinky.

today's post:

Sumee said...

Lovely recipe

preeti garg said...

Amazing dal.. it's my fav
Thanks for linking with my event

Unknown said...

Oh I just love dal makhani! Loved the recipe!

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