Masoor Dal Makhani
Recipe and Photo Courtesy: Aarthi (my sister)
We prefer making Dal Makhni with masoor dal. Whole urad dal requires overnight soaking and you must plan a day ahead... Masoor dal is an easier option for making Dal Makhni. Here is my sister's recipe
1/2 cup masoor dal (Red Lentil)
1 onion finely chopped
2 big roma tomatoes finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp
1 tsp kasoori methi
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp jeera seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
Coriander/ cilantro leaves chopped -for garnishing
2 tsp oil
1/4 cup milk / heavy cream
Cook masoor dal in a pressure cooker with sufficient water upto three whistles.
Add oil in a kadai
Splutter jeera. When the seeds crack, add ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds.
Add the chopped onions. Saute till transparent.
Add the chopped tomatoes. Saute till tomatoes are soft.
Add garam masala, dhaniya powder.
Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder, saute till almost dry.
Add the cooked dal and mix well. Add kasoori methi and saute for a minute.
Stir in milk and boil for another minute till gravy is smooth.
Check for salt. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rotis.
Average calories: 105 per serving. Courtesy:http://caloriecount.about.com/