Monday, November 16, 2009

Dal Makhni- A Well Known NorthIndian Dish


Urad dal: 1 cup
Bengal gram: 1/2 cup
Ginger: 1 inch
Green Chillies: 2
Butter: 4tbsp
Cream: 2tbsp
Chopped tomatoes: 3
Chopped onions: 2
Garlic: 5-6 flakes
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Asafoetida:1 pinch
Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Thoroughly wash all the dals and soak it in water for 6-7 hours.
Add chopped ginger and garlic to the above and pressure cook for about 12minutes(2-3 whistles in high heat).
Then reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 15 minutes.
Add 2tbsp butter in a pan and fry cumin seeds,asafoetida in it.
Add thinly sliced green chillies to the above and fry till the colour changes to slight brown.
Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown.
Add chopped tomatoes,chillipowder and salt.
Cook till the mixture thickens.
Then add the cooked dals in to it and heat for 4-5 minutes by adding a little water.
Add the remaining butter and decorate with cream.


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