Masoor Dal Makhani

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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

Cooking Directions:

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:


Pooja said...

Dal Makhani looks rich and delicious :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Dhal Makhni is my fav I love to have this with naan or roti... nice pic...

Priya Sriram said...

Dal makani looks very yummy Priti! Nice click! :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks rich and creamy.. nice variation to usual dhal makhni.

priya said...

looks good!

Avisha said...

Nice variation to the original.looks good!

rads said...

never heard about it...but wud love to a great fan of dal...this looks yummy...

Vibaas said...

I love dhal makani. looks yummy, dear!

Prathibha said...

lovely idea lol...Looking lovely, even the pasta looks perfect..

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