Dal Makhani is a popular dish from Punjab. This dish is full of butter and cream. Dal makhani is a protein rich lentil stew which is a comforting food. Makhani means dish prepared with loads of butter. It tastes awesome with naan, chapati and rice and I can still smell the fragrance of this dal in my kitchen.
1 cup urad dal (whole urad dal),soaked overnight and cooked along with kidney beans until soft
1/4 cup kidney beans
1 tablespoon ghee
4-5 garlic cloves,chopped
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds/methi dana
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger paste
1 onion, chopped
2 green chilli chopped
3 large tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
3 tablespoon cream
1 tablespoon butter
pinch of hing/asafoetida
salt to taste
Wash and soak dal and kidney beans overnight. Pressure cook both of them until soft.
Heat ghee in a pan. add hing, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds.
Now add chopped garlic,saute till light brown.
Add green chilli & chopped onion,cook till light brown.
Add tomatoes,cook till they are reduced to pulp and gives a nice aroma. Add red chilli powder.
Now add cooked dal,bring it to boil. Add water if consistency is too thick.
Add garam masala, salt, cream and butter. I used less cream and butter,but you can add more according to your taste.
Some people mash the dal a little bit but i didn’t do it.
Simmer it for 15-20 mins until the dal is well blended and soft.
Serve hot with rice, naan or chapati.