Diwali Recipe- No Onion Garlic Dal Makhani

By: Kratika Thu, 21 Oct 2021 4:10 PM

Diwali Recipe- No Onion Garlic Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani without onion garlic resturant style is a super easy rustic recipe. It is unbelievable that restuarant style dal makahni can made at home so easily and does not require too many spices. People always wonder why is Dal Makhani is called Makhani. The reason being in the generous use of butter and cream and cooking on low flame for over an hour. In restuarants dal makhani simmers on the flame for hours before it is served. Simmering the dal makhani on low flame gives it a creamy “makhamali” texture just like “Makhaan” (butter) hence the name. This extra richness adds lots and lots of flavour and creaminess to the Dal Makhani. Hence the name “Makhani”.

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200 gms Black Urad Dal
50 gms Rajma (Kidney Beans)
4 medium size Tomatoes
2 – 3 Green Chillies
1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder (For color)
1 tsp Chilli Powder
1 Badi Elaichi (Brown Cardamom)
1 1/2 tsp Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
1 tbslp Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
1 tsp Garam Masala
2 tblsp Coriander Leaves (Hara Dhania)
4 tblsp Ghee
100 gms Amul Butter
100 ml Fresh Cream
Salt to taste

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* Wash and soak the urad dal and rajma overnight. In case you forget to soak overnight or for 8 hours than you can wash and soak the dal and rajma in hot water for 1 – 2 hour and keep it covered.

* Next day, drain the water and in a pressure cooker add the dal, rajma, 1 moti elaichi (Black cardamom), salt and 5 cups of water.

* Now cook the dal for 7 – 8 whistles and then lower the flame and cook for 10 mins. Then switch off the flame and let the pressure release naturally.

* When you will open the pressure cooker the dal will be very soft to touch.

* Now make fine puree of tomatoes and green chillies.

* In a separate kadai or deep pan, add the ghee and heat it.

* Add the jeera. When the jeera begins to crackle add the Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder. Just stir it for few seconds and then add the tomato puree. Make sure the kashmiri red chilly powder does not get burnt.

* Let the puree cook for sometime till ghee begins to separate from the sides.

* Now add garam masala, red chilly powder and the dal.

* Stir it well and mix well till all the puree and dal is mixed properly. While mixing the dal mash it with the back of your ladle. This will give the dal a creamy texture.

* Now lower the flame and add 50 gms of butter and let it melt in the dal properly. Then cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer for 20 – 25 mins on low flame.

* In between stir the dal occasionally so that the dal does not stick on the bottom.

* If the dal is very thick then add 1/2 cup of warm water.
* Remember if ever you have to add water make sure it is hot / warm. Never use water at room temparature.

* Adjust the consistency and then add crushed kasoori methi and add the remaning 50 gms of butter. Let the butter get melted in the dal again.

* Again cover the pan and let the dal cook for another 15 – 20 mins. Stir it occasionally mashing the dal with the back of the ladle.

* By now the dal will get a creamy red color. Taste the salt and adjust the seasoning. Switch off the flame.

* Now add the cream and mix thoroughly in the dal. Do not cook the dal after adding the cream. The cream might cuddle and make the dal with white spots. Not a beautiful sight.

* Finally dish out the dal to a serving bowl. Garnish with some crushed fenugreek leaves and a tablespoon of butter.

* A very simple easy Dal Makhani with very few ingredients.
* Enjoy your favorite restuarant style Dal Makhani without onion garlic at home.

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