Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Dal Makhni - Curry

Black grams - 1 cup
Bengal grams - 1/2 cup
Kidney beans - 1/4 cup
Ginger - 1 inch
Green chilli - 2 to 3
Butter - 4 tbsp.
Cream - 2 tbsp.
Finely chopped tomatoes - 3
Finely chopped onions - 2
Garlic - 7 to 8 pieces
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
  • Thoroughly wash black grams, bengal grams and kidney beans. Then soak it in water (2 glasses) for about 7-8 hours .
  • Add ginger and garlic to the above. Pressure cook for about 10 minutes (3-4 whistles). Then reduce the heat to 'medium' and cook for about 15 minutes. Remove ginger-garlic from the cooked grams and make a paste.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. of butter in a pan.
  • Fry asafoetida and cumin seeds in it. Add thinly sliced green chilli. Heat till it gets slight brown in color.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and finely chopped onions. Fry until golden brown.
  • Add chilli powder, finely chopped tomatoes and salt. Cook until the mixture thickens into pulpy sauce (about 3 mins).
  • Then add cooked grams and kidney beans to the mixture. Heat for 4-5 minutes. You can add a little water if you find it too thick.
  • Add the remaining butter and cook for 2 minutes.
Dal Makhni is ready to serve. Decorate with cream.

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