Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dal Makhani / Creamy black lentils

Dal Makhani is very famous Punjabi dish. Any restaurant you go , you will this dish. No matter how hard you try you don't get restaurant taste because at home we dont use that much butter or cream in dish. Everyone has their own version of this dish and all taste awesome. In my family also we love this one. But don't like the cream and butter part. So I use evaporated milk to give creamy consistency without putting butter or cream in it. But if you want you can make in butter and instead of milk , add cream in it. It also known as Kali dal or maa ki dal also.

THANK YOU all for the wonderful comments.
1 cup Whole Urad (soaked overnight)
1/4 cup chana dal (split chick peas) or Rajma ( Kidney beans)
1 onion
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp mix ginger , garlic, green chili paste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander and cumin powder
2 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil (if you want u can use butter here)
1/4 cup evaporated milk

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and saute onions till it softens.
Stir in ginger, garlic, green chili paste, tomato puree, powder masala and fry for few seconds.
Add lentils and salt in it and add enough water to cover them. 
Pressure cook for at least 10-15 minutes or depend upon your beans and cooker.
Open up cooker and mix evaporated milk and boil.
Cook till you get nice creamy consistency.
Serve it hot with fluffy naan or rice or paratha.  
Choice is yours.


  1. comfort food at its best... :)

  2. creamy protien rich gravy...

  3. Love this creamy dal,made delicious :)

  4. oooh so rich & yummy Dal Makhani :)


  5. Wow deliicous. Takes me back to the times when Amma used to make this. Thanks for linking

  6. Use of evaporated milk is a good idea for getting buttery taste.

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  8. i love to have this curry with pulao yummers :)

  9. Nutritious and delicious gravy!!

  10. This is indeed delicious curry, I can eat a lot chapathi with this curry.

  11. Urad daal is my favorite, never tried this way before. Looks delicious & creamy! I'm now following your lovely blog :)

  12. I prepared it many times. but never got a chance to click it. Looks so creamy.

  13. Healthy dish... Thanks for linking this recipe to my event and using the logo. Expecting more recipes from you

  14. Wow I love this with both roti and naan and rice!!!
    Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  15. looks delicious and healthy....
    Thanks for sharing with the event....


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