Dal Makhani Recipe

Looking for an easy Dal Makhani recipe? Learn how to make Dal Makhani using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by preet07

Makes 4 servings



1. While using store bought tomato , make sure its the low sodium variety. Or if not available, add salt towards the end accordingly. Also the store bought varieties tend to leave a sharp taste in the mouth. Add it diluted if too strong. 2. Instead of adding whole spices while cooking, you can make a spice bag and add it while cooking the lentils. Pack cloves,cinnamon stick and cardamom pods along with bay leaf in a cheesecloth and drop it in the cooking water of lentils. Pressure cook and remove this bag after its cooked.

Recipe Ingredients for Dal Makhani

1 cup black lentils
1 cup Red kidney beans
1 onion chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp Ginger paste
1 tbsp green chilies
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp Garlic paste
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 1/2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1 tbsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
2 1/2 tbsp salt

Recipe Directions for Dal Makhani

  1. Soak the lentils and kidney beans overnight.

  2. Rinse them well in cold water.

  3. Cook them in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles. It alright to cook longer cos its hard to spoil this dish. The long cooking also enhances the flavor for this dish.

  4. Cook until cooked, almost mushy.

  5. Take a potato masher/ladle and mash the lentils well.

  6. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, add butter (or 1 tsp oil) along with cloves, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, cumin-coriander powder,bay leaf, ginger-garlic paste, chillies and onions. Saute until aromatic and onions gets soft.

  7. Add the Tomato paste, close the lid and cook for 5 min until the raw tomato smell leaves.

  8. Now add the lentil mixture,

  9. reduce the heat to simmer, add salt close the lid and slow cook for 15-20 min. Stir occasionally to avoid the lentils from sticking to the bottom.

  10. Add the cardamom powder, stir and then add the cream ( or 2% milk/fat free milk).

  11. Cook for 5 more minutes and serve hot garnished with Naan/ Roti garnished with cilantro.

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 200.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
546
Calories from Fat
178
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.8g
30%
Saturated Fat
11.6g
58%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Sodium
4555mg
190%
Potassium
1372mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates
66.5g
22%
Dietary Fiber
23.7g
95%
Sugars
4.7g
Protein
28.8g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 24% Iron 49%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sodium
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