Basic Dal Makhni

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Total Time:
7 hours
Serves: 8
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • Black gram - 1.5 cup
  • Kidney beans (rajma) - 1/2 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 3 pieces
  • Cloves - 3
  • Garlic - 8 flakes, chopped
  • Ginger - 2 cm, chopped
  • Onion - 1 small, chopped
  • Tomato - 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Butter - 1/2 cup
  • Malai or fresh cream - 1/2 cup
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp

How to Make Basic Dal Makhni

  • Soak the rajma overnight.
  • Soak the urad for 1 hour
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and saute the cloves, cinnamon, garlic, ginger and onion until pink
  • Now add the chilli, turmeric and cumin powders and saute
  • Then add the tomato and cook until it softens
  • Drain the rajma and urad and add to the mix in the pressure cooker
  • Add 3-4 cups of water and pressure cook for 25-30 mins
  • Let it stand for 10 mins
  • Now mash the dal lightly
  • Add butter, sugar and salt
  • Add water if required
  • Simmer for 5 minutes
  • Sprinkle the garam masala and garnish with malai.

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