Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dal Makani

I made this dish with hot Roti on a cold day. YUM YUM.


Half black gram (black urad dal) 1cup
Red kidney beans (rajma) 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder 1/4 tsp
Ginger and Garlic paste 1/2 tsp
Butter 3 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Onion , chopped 1 large
Green chillies, slit 2
Tomatoes, chopped 2 medium
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Heavy cream 1/4 cup


Pressure cook half black urad and rajma in three cups of water with salt and half the red chilli powder for three to four whistles. Open the lid and see if the rajma is totally soft. Heat butter and oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they begin to change color, add ginger and garlic paste and onion and saute till golden. Add slit green chillies, tomatoes and saute on high heat. Add the tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are reduced to a pulp. Add the cooked dal and rajma along with the cooking liquor.See to that its not liquid.You can empty the urad dal and rajma first then the cooking liquor. Add some water if the mixture is too thick. Add garam masala powder and heavy creme.Put salt if needed. Simmer on low heat till the dals are totally soft and well blended. Serve hot with roti or rice.



  1. really yum yum..great change from yellow dal..

  2. heavy cream - instead of butter. I should try that. thank you for the recipe.

  3. Looks very yummy & delicious..... I wanted to prepare this since very long...but I guess, the right time has not yet arrived.... I don know what the heck am I waiting for????? I wanna try this & taste it yum! with rotis....


  4. yummy dal makhini, to have it with rotis!

  5. Healthy and nutritious Dal makani looks yummy and delicious..

  6. Daal makhani is one of my fav...looks really tempting!!!!

  7. Hmm,our favourite.Never get bored of making it.Picture looks heavenly.

  8. Never tried this....Looks yummy and delicious...

  9. Looks yummy and healthy,,perfect for roti..

  10. I made this yday,looks creamy and yummmmmmm

  11. Ms.ChitChat plz accept the award from blog...

  12. looks good... a good combo with rotis..

  13. lovely yummyy...

    Have you tried garneshing it with garlic and onion leaves alongwith coriander, It tastes great

  14. Simple superb,mouthwatering Makani,goes well rice and roti's..


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