Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dal Makhani

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Gals,I am back to blogging.Last week was quite hectic in settling down in the new house and we got the internet finally yesterday after chasing the MTNL guys for one week.Now,I am back to my regular daily routine and so will be blogging and visit your spaces regularly.I am posting the king of dals "Dal Makhani " which is favourite for everyone.

Ingredients:

1 cup whole Black urad dal
3 tbsp rajma

2 medium onion chopped

3 medium tomatoes finely chopped

1 tsp
Ginger-Garlic paste
8-10 cashewnuts
1 tsp
Garam masala
1 tsp Dhaniya powder

1/2 tsp jeera powder

1 tbsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp Amchur powder

2 tbsp chopped corriander leaves

1/2 cup cream

1/2 " cinnamon
1 bay leaf

1 green chilli

1 pinch hing

4 tsp oil

1/2 lemon squeezed

salt


Method:
  • Soak urad dal and rajma overnight in water with some salt .Add a pinch of garam masala to it and pressure cook on high for 2 whistles and simmer and the flame and cook for 25-30 mins.
  • In a pan take oil,add chopped onions and fry till its done,add ginger-garlic paste and fry.cool the mixture and grind the mixture along with cashewnuts into a very smooth paste.
  • In the same pan take some more oil add cinnamon stick,bay leaf,green chili and fry,add hing and pinch of garam masala powder and fry a bit.
  • Add onion paste and fry for 3- 4 mins,now add tomato and fry until it starts leaving the edges,add all the dry masala's,salt,cooked dal and mix everything and cover it and cook on a low flame for 8-10 mins.
  • Add cream and mix and cook for a minute and turn off the flame.
  • Add coriander leaves and lemon juice and give a stir.
Serve with roti/chapathy/ paratha.I am sending this entry for "Garnish the Dish"-the first event hosted by these super SIL's Pavithra and Nithya.

31 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely presentation prathibha and welcome back to blogging....

Pari said...

Hi Prathibha,

Welcome back.Glad to know you have settled. I truly empathize with you when it comes to service providers in our country, they make you go mad chasing them.

The dal invites me to eat it and what a lovely presentation dear.

Check out my 50th post, I posted it yesterday.

Pavithra said...

Hey welcome back..Missed your post and sweet comments too... Nice decor gal... Keep rocking and dal looks delicious..

rekhas kitchen said...

woww my alltime fav. and perfect combination with naan looks so creamy and delicious tempting pic. too.

LG said...

lovely presentation Prathy. Dalmakhni is a healthy dish.

Sush said...

welcome back to blogging. Dal makhani looks great

Sharmila said...

I know that kind of problem ... good to see you back. Lovely looking makhani dal. :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful pictures Prathiba! I think your new home has got perfect lighting for ur photography!
Pretty good presentation too!

Priya said...

Welcome Back Prathi..Hope u have settled down well in your new home..Such a delicious, healthy and tempting dal makhani..Well presented too..

Arti agarwal said...

very nice presentation and dal is really looking very tempting

Shama Nagarajan said...

welcome back dear.....yummy lovely recipe

Valarmathi said...

Welcome back Parthiba. Dal Makhani looks so tempting and yummy.

Simran said...

Great to know the move went well...these things are always stressful.

Dal looks delicious.

Padma said...

Welcome back Prathibha... dal makhani looks delicious and nice presentation

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely presentation...
enjoy new home...

Parita said...

Hey you are back with a Bang..dal makhani looks creamy and delicious, awesome presentation..you can send this to Garnish the Dish event..check out details http://innovativein-laws.blogspot.com/

Gita said...

Hi Prathibha...welcome back dear...good to new to know that you have settled down :) Thats an awesome presentation.

Shri said...

Pratibha, Welcome back!Delcious looking Dal with a superb presentation!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Welcome back Prathibha. Nice dal and very beautiful presentation.

Abraham S Chacko said...

my favourites among dal curries.
beautiful.
www.chackoskitchen.blogspot.com

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wow, this is my comfort food. Pictures are great!

Sireesha said...

Scrumptious makhani prathibha:)love the presentation...

Happy cook said...

Wow looks beautiful and so so creamy delcious.

Rush said...

love love love...absolutely love dal makhani!!

Ashwini said...

makhani looks yummy..

Cham said...

Welcome back and gorgeous makhani!

Preety said...

nice to see you back..love dal makhni yours looks awesome..

Chitra said...

looks superb,bright pics :) HAve to try once.Happy that u r settled in ur home :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love the presentation.....looks creamy and yum.....

munchcrunchandsuch said...

am back to blogging too..it feels gud to be back..dhal makhani will always b the king /queen of dhals for me.perfect post prathy

S said...

lovely presentation...will be following u from now on...
do visit my blog sometime

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