Creamy and buttery Dal Makhani is one of the most popular dal recipes from Punjabi cuisine that comes under pure vegetarian cuisine. Dal makhani tastes well when it is richness with the use of the cream, but it can also be prepared with yogurt, milk or no dairy. If you are also a fan of Dal Makhani, then here is an easy way to make it at home or you can order Dal Makhani online from a reputed food restaurant.
Ingredients Required For Dal Makhani:-
Let us discuss how to prepare dal makhani for serving two people:
- 1 tablespoon cup kidney beans/rajma
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup tomato puree
- 1/4 cup fresh cream
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger paste
- salt as per requirement
- 1-inch ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon sunflower oil or desi ghee
- 1 green chili
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1/4 cup urad dal/ black gram skinned/urad
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic paste
Method of Preparation of Dal Makhani:-
First of all, soak sabut urad and rajma in three cups of water overnight. Drain it and pressure cook in 4 cups of water with a pinch of salt. This makes the rajma and dal soft.
Put kadhai on medium flame, heat the oil and add some cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds crackle you can add half ginger-garlic paste and stir for some time. Then add some onions, chopped green chilies and tomato puree, fry until the mix turns golden. The taste of the dal makhani can be enhanced by adding one tablespoon almond paste, which you can prepare with soaked almond. This will make the recipe creamier. You may use desi ghee instead of sunflower oil.
Once the bhuna masala is ready you can add the pressure cooked Rajma and dal, and bring to boil. If you want your Dal Makhani to be smooth, you can grind the masala first and then add the dal and Rajma.
Then add some garam masala and salt as per your taste. Stir well and bring to boil, if you think that the paste is too thick you can add some water. Then add some fresh cream to this recipe and stir well. This will make your Dal Makhani creamy and delicious. Garnish this recipe with fresh cream and freshly chopped coriander leaves. You can serve this indulgent recipe with naan, jeera rice, and tandoori butter roti. Do not forget to add a dollop of butter in the bowl. Finally, you have prepared the delicious dal makhani.
Dal makhani tastes awesome when it is served with roti, rice, naan or aloo paratha or aloo kulcha or paratha.