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Dal Makhni

Dal Makhni
Prep Time
8 hours to overnight
Cook Time

1- 1 1/2 hours

4 persons
A creamy lentil (daal) that is creamy, spicy and sinfully delicious served with rice or naan with spicy green chilli pickle (achaar). Try it to believe it!
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Source:  Chef Tahir in Cooking on a Budget on Masala TV Channel
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  • Whole Black Lentils 115 grams
  • Butter 70 grams
  • Onion (finely chopped) 1
  • Green Chillies (finely chopped) 2
  • Garlic Cloves (finely chopped) 2
  • Salt 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Cooked Kidney Beans (optional) 115 grams
  • Ginger Root (peeled and finely grated) 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala 2 1/2 tsp
  • Milk 100 ml
  • Coriander Leaves for garnishing

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Cooking Directions

  1. Check lentils for stones, place in sieve and wash under cold and running water.

  2. Soak lentils in 200ml cold water for 8 hours or overnight.

  3. Rinse and place in saucepan with 400ml boiling water, bring to boil, cover and simmer for 1/2 hour or until lentils are tender.

  4. In pan melt  50 grams butter, add onions, chillies, garlic and fry for 7 minutes or until golden , stirring occasionally.

  5. Add salt, turmeric, chilli powder, half of garam masala, lentils and remaining cooking water.

  6. Mix well and add ginger.

  7. Fry over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring occasionally then simmer for 10 minutes.

  8. Put remaining butter on top and swirl milk on top.

  9. Sprinkle garam masala, coriander and serve hot.

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Comments posted by users for Dal Makhni recipe:

  1. mujhe daal makhni banana sikhna hai

    on May 17 2013 3:21AM Report Abuse NAGMA KHAN
  2. cooked kidney beans is given in ingredints but in cooking direction it is nowhere mentioned when to cook or in place of lentil, kidney beans can be used. Kindly let me know how to use kidney beans.

    on Apr 21 2010 5:37AM Report Abuse HEMA NAIDU

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