Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dal Makhni recipe (Maa ki Daal)

 Ingredients :

1. Whole urad daal- 1 cup
2. Chickpeas(Kabli chana)- 1/4 cup
3. Onion- 3
4. Tomato- 3
5. Green chilly- 2
6. Garlic- 10 cloves
7. Ginger- 1 inch
8. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
9. Salt to taste
10. Cumin powder (jeera powder)- 1 tsp
11. Asafoetida (hing)- 1/2 tsp
12. Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
13. Butter- 2 tbs
14. Milk- 1 cup
15. Oil
16. Paneer- 1 cube

Procedure :

First soak urad and kabli chana in water for 3 to 4 hours. Next put them in a cooker and add 6 to 7 glasses of water to it. Cover the cooker and cook it over low flame for around 40 minutes. Meanwhile grind onion, tomato, green chilly, garlic and ginger together. Put 1 tbs oil in a deep bottom kadhai and add the mixer. Cook it for 5 minutes until the color of the paste turns a little dark and add the contents from the cooker. Mix well and add the masala, salt etc. Cover the kadhai and cook over low flame for 10 minutes. Now add butter and milk to it and mix well. Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes so that the water dries up a little.

When the daal turns a little thick, pour it into serving bowl and decorate with the grated paneer.

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