Tried and Tasted : Maa Ki Dal(Dal Makhani)

Moms cooks the best food. Maa ki Dal recipe on Jugalbandi reminded me of tasty Dal Makhani my mom used to make. I was excited to try this spicy Dal Makhani For Zu's Tried and Tasted Event. Combination of 2 lentils and 1 beans makes this Daal very rich and perfect match with parathas.

1 cup Kidney beans Soaked Over night
1/4 cup whole Mung Lentil Soaked over night
1/4 cup Chana Lentil soaked for an hour.
2 Ripe Medium size Tomatoes
1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
2-3 Whole Spices Cloves ,Cardamon and cinnamon Sticks
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3/4 teaspoon Chilly powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
2 tablespoon Olive oil
1 teaspoon of Butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice,freshly squeezed

To make the Dal Makhani
Cook the lentils and beans
Drain all the water from the soaked lentils and beans. Cook with 2 cups of water and salt until soft in a pressure cooker for about 20-25 minutes on medium flame or 40 minutes in a covered saucepan.
Prepare the Gravy
Heat oil and butter in a saucepan and add the cumin seeds along with other whole spices. After a minute add the ginger and garlic paste. saute for another minute and add the chopped tomatoes,chilly powder and turmeric. Cook until tomatoes are all tender and oil separates about 15 minutes.
When lentils are cooked mix in the prepared gravy and let cook for another 10 minutes.Serve with Parathas or Bread.

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maimoona said…
I was looking for this recipe since along time.Ur recipe looks nice and delicious .
I will sure give it a try
zlamushka said…
Look at that dal... I want a spoonful, please please lovely please. What a geeat entry :-)
TNL said…
That looks so good....Give me some naan and I'll be all set!

the spice who loved me
Shri said…
Hi Yasmeen, Any specific reason to drain the water in which the lentils are soaked and to use fresh water to cook them? Just curious.
Yasmeen said…
Shri ,draining all the water from the lentils or legumes helps in getting rid of the sugars in them that can cause gas or flatulence.