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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dal Makhani & Methi Paratha

The first time I ate Dal Makhani was when we went to Delhi package tour.Enroute to Qutub Minar,driver stopped us near a hotel and asked us to taste Dal Makhani.!..It was yumm.Let me share the recipe.

Whole Black Urad Dhal - 1 cup
Rajma-1/4 cup
Chana dal(Kadale bele) -1/4 cup
Amul Butter/any butter 1 Tbsp
Ghee-1/2 Tbspn
Oil-1/2 Tbspn
Cumin seeds-1 tspn
Ginger paste- 1/2 tspn
Garlic paste-1/2 tspn
Chilli powder-1 tspn
garam masala- 1Tbspn
dhania/coriander powder 1/2 tspn
Tomato puree -3 big tomatoes
Whipping Cream-1/4 cup
cilantro to garnish

Soak urad dal,rajma overnight . Pressure cook soaked urad,rajma,washed chana dal with 1 tspn chilli powder,thin leghthwise cut 1 inch ginger pieces ,salt to taste for 2 whistles and keep in low flame for 15 min and allow it to cool off.

Amul butter brings in Authetic flavor to your dishes,so I usually use that.You can use any butter or even cooking oil.

In a pan,add butter,Ghee,oil.When it is hot n ready add cumin seeds ,after it turns golden brown add finely chopped onions,garlic paste,ginger paste.Once the onion is half cooked,add garam masala,coriander powder cook it ,add tomato puree and cook it till it leaves oil.

Add the above mixture with the cooked dhals and mash it up just a little bit.Add 1/2 cup water if required(I like it little watery) Cook it in  low-medium flame stirring occassionaly for 15-20min.Now add the cream and a piece of butter.Enjoy with Roti or Jeera Rice.

Tip:If u don't have whipping cream,u can substitute with full fat milk but I recommend using cream.
 If u forget to soak dals overnight,then bring the water to boil and add the urad ,rajma and ,switch  off the stove and allow for 2-3 hrs and then pressure cook.If u don't like whole urad or want to try some variations you can substitute it with whole moong(soak only rajma),it definitely taste very different than than makhai but I like the taste when it I make it with whole moong.

Methi Paratha

1 cup Wheat flour/multigrain flour/chapatti flour
1/2 cup fresh methi leaves chopped
cumin powder-1/2 tspn
turmeric 1 pinch
salt to taste

Mix all the dry ingredients and add methi leaves and 1 tbspn oil and make a dough(not soft) .Smear 1 tspn oil over the dough,cover and leave it atleast for 20 min,I prefer 1 hr.Knead the dough,roll out ,smear oil,fold it and roll again .Put on hot tawa/pan and make it with /without oil.

1 comment:

  1. Wow....such a complete and healthy dish!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog... It was nice to hear from you Shwetha :)