Cooking is the process of preparing food with heat. Cooks select and combine ingredients using a wide range of tools and methods. In the process, the flavor, texture, appearance of the ingredients can change. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world. In this blog you can see my style of cooking with my aachi's touch. You can see more tirunelveli style cooking and recipes. Enjoy!! Bon appetit!!

Mar 22, 2011

Dal Makhani


Dal Makhani is originally from Punjab. Dal is cooked in low flame for hours which gives rich creamy texture. More butter and cream are used in this dish.

Cuisine : Indian

Preparation time : 2 hrs

Cooking time : 1 hr

Course : Side dish

Main Ingredients : Green gram dal

Ingredients :

Green gram dal - 2 cups

Chick peas - 1/2 cup

Onion - chopped 1 cup

Tomato - chopped 1 cup

Green chilli - 3

Cashew - 5 nos

Jeera - 1 tbsp

Krambu - 2

Bay leaves - 2

Cinnamon Stick - 1

Cardamom - 2

Ginger - chopped 1 tbsp

Garlic - chopped 1 tbsp

Cilantro - chopped 1 cup

Chilli powder - 2 tbsp

Turmeric - 1 tsp

Malli powder - 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Butter - 1/2 stick ( 1/2 cup)

Curd - 1/2 cup

Preparation :

  • Soak green gram and channa for 3 to 4 hours
  • Then add little salt and pressure cook it, till it is soft.
  • In a kadai, add oil then jeera, all garam masala and cashew.
  • Then tomato, onion, chilli, ginger, garlic. Saute well and grind it to a fine paste.
  • Then in a kadai, add oil then little jeera, then the ground paste.
  • Add chilli powder, turmeric and malli powder.
  • Now the cooked dal to it.
  • Add salt and butter.
  • Add curd optional. Close it with lid for 1/2 hour. Stir it often.
  • Now add cilantro and garnish
  • You can garnish with heavy cream too.
Serve it hot with chapathi or naan

Serving per recipe : 5

Calories per serving : 300

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