Dal Makhani recipe

     Dal Makhani recipe
 Dal makhani
Dal Makhani is an authentic Punjabi dish. It is rich, creamy, spicy and delicious and goes well with matar pulao or jeera 
rice . I have also added some grated cheese to give it a smooth creamy texture.

Ingredients for Dal Makhani -
1 cup whole black lentil ( urad dal)
1/4 cup small kidney beans ( rajma )
1 tsp cream
2tsp butter
2 bay leaves
1 big cardamom
1 tea spoon cumin seeds ( jeera)
2 medium onion chopped
2 medium tomatoes chopped
1/2 inch ginger, 5-6 cloves garlic and one green chilly paste
1 tea spoon turmeric powder
1 tea spoon red chilly powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
salt to taste
pinch of asafoetida
2 cube Amul cheese grated

For garnish -
1 table spoon cream
 green coriander chopped

Recipe : Soak the black dal and rajma for overnight. Cook it in pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles.
Heat butter in a pan, add jeera, bay leaves, and cardamom , add hing when they crackle, add chopped onion , stir for 2 minutes, add garlic ginger paste, stir till the butter leaves the paste. 
Add red chili, turmeric and garam masala powder, stir, add chopped tomatoes, stir and cover with a lid till the tomatoes get cooked.
Remove lid add the boiled dal, grated cheese, salt to taste and boil for 10 minutes, add cream cook for 2-3 minutes. 
Garnish with coriander leaves and cream and serve hot with pulao or rice.

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