Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dal Makhani

A spicy gravy for roti which has also got its own health benefits. Dal is a good source of Protein and is also rich in fiber. Ideal for a light dinner along with Indian breads(Roti or Naan).


Whole urad dal(lenthil) - 1 cup
Kidney bean - 2tbsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2tsp
Onion - 1(Finely chopped)
Tomato puree(pulp) - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
butter - 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Lemon - to taste
Coriander leaves - to garnish(chopped)


1. Wash Urad dal and kidney bean and soak them ovenight.
2. Drain them and combine both dals with 2 cups of water along with pinch of salt and pressure cook them till the dals are masked or over cooked.
3. Mix them well till they are completely mashed.
4. Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and wait until they cracke down.
5. To this add the chopped onion and ginger garlic paste and saute them till the onions turn golden brown in color
6. Then add chilli powder, coriander powder and tomato puree with 1/2 cup water and allow them to cook for 5-10 minutes.
7. Mean time boil the milk in low flame and keep them ready.
8. Now add the smashed dal mixture and milk to the above mixture and allow them to cook for 10-15 minutes till the dal is thick and creamy.
9. Garnish them with coriander leaves.
10. Serve them hot with Indian breads(Naan, Roti).


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