Dal Makhani

This recipe is from my hubby …he loves cooking after all we have foodie family

Try this easy and yummy dal makhani

Whole black gram (sabut urad) 1/2 cup
Red kidney beans (rajma) 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Ginger chopped2 inch pieces
Butter 3 tablespoons
Oil 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Garlic chopped6 cloves
Onion chopped1 large
Green chillies slit2
Tomatoes 2 medium
Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
Fresh cream -1/4 cup

Pick, wash and soak sabut urad and rajma overnight in three cups of water. Drain.

Pressure cook sabut urad and rajma in three cups of water with salt and half the red chilli powder (you can add half the ginger too if you wish) for three whistles. Open the lid and see if the rajma is totally soft. If not cook on low heat till the rajma becomes totally soft.

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour, add ginger, garlic and onion and sauté till golden. Add slit green chillies, tomatoes and sauté on high heat. Add the remaining red chilli powder, garam masala powder and sauté till the tomatoes are reduced to a pulp.

Bring it to room temperature and grind in brown paste

Heat butter in pan. Add brown paste mix for 2-3 sec and add the cooked dal and rajma along with the cooking liquour. Add some water if the mixture is too thick. and adjust salt.

Simmer on low heat till the dals are totally soft and well blended. Add fresh cream and let it boil for few minutes and Serve hot.

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