Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Dal Makhani ~ Blog Hop Wednesday 16th November

This is my entry for Blog Hop Wednesday started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Its a beautiful concept where not only do you get to make new  blogger friends, cook from their blogs but in return they visit your blog and try out your recipes too.

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"The plot behind this attempt is to form groups and make pairs with a blogger who will be your partner for that particular week. This happens every alternate Wednesdays. You will then go through your partner’s blog, select, choose, cook, click and post the recipe in your blog on Wednesday and vice versa. The alternate week you will have a new partner. This way not only you tend to your blog at intervals but also learn some new recipes along the way and get to know a lot of bloggers and make friends."

This recipe is from Neha's blog from my heart . Whilst looking through I saw some wonderful cakes which were very tempting, however I decided to try a savory dish  from the vegetarian selection and came across this creamy dal makhani recipe which I book marked and tried.It turned out really delicious. Changes I made were I omitted the cream and butter and used olive oil for cooking to make the urad slightly healthier.

Creamy, rich protein packed dal  cooked in aromatic spices.


4 oz Whole black gram(kali urd)
1 oz Ghee or butter- 4 tbsp
1 teaspoon ginger pasteGinger paste
1 teaspoon Garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
3 tablespoons Tomato puree
1 onion finely diced
3 tablespoon natural yoghurt
1 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Fresh coriander to garnish


1. Soak black gram  and rajma overnight.
2. In a pressure cooker add urad and rajma 1 pint water and pressure cook until soft.
3. In a pan heat the oil and when it is hot saute the onions, garlic and ginger until onions are soft and translucent.
4.Add the salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and tomato puree and saute until spices infuse and start to separate oil.
5. Add the cooked urad and rajma  and 1 cup of water.
6. Simmer the urad for 10 minutes until rich and creamy.
7. Take the urad off the heat and stir in the yoghurt.Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.
Serve with nan and boiled rice.

You may like :
Chana Dhal

Submitting to:
Lisa's Kitchen a celebration of Indian food Event.


  1. Looks so comforting,..perfect with plain rice,..

  2. Love this creamy dal your click

  3. like to eat at any time this delicious dal

  4. Omg, protein packed dal makhani,inviting..

  5. Dal Makhani looks very yummy. Lovely presentation.

  6. Comforting dish , I bet everyone loves this

  7. what a fine platter; dal looks very yummmm

  8. Simply mouth watering here. Perfect snaps.

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  9. Dal makhani looks soo rich and creamy, even with the changes you mentioned.. Loved your presentation.

  10. I love this delicious creamy dal! Nice preparation1

  11. Oh this Dal Makhani looks super yummyyyyy!!!

  12. nutritious and protein packed curry...lovely presentation!!!
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  13. Wow.. that looks delicious.!! Amazing clicks

  14. protein powerhouse! I like the way the garnish is laid out!

  15. Makhani looks so delicious dear ....Beautiful clicks!

  16. Beautiful clicks...dal looks yummy...

  17. simply delicious.. I didnt know Rajma was also added to this.. bookmarked and going to try this version !

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  18. All time favorite dal...looks yummm

  19. lovely clicks....super presentation...n an awsum daal!!

  20. Nutritious one...simply healthy n delcicious!!

  21. Love the idea of blog hopping. This dal looks amazingly delicious. Love your pictures too.

  22. This sounds delish and I love putting fresh ginger in my dishes and sauces.

  23. This is a lovely recipe. One I will try in the future.

  24. Love dahl - so filling, so good for you and helps you to diet.

  25. Dahl is so filling and healthy, I love adding some fresh curry leaves and mustard seeds to dahl.

  26. You even make dhaal look appetising :)

  27. Just to add, it's so nicely presented with the rice.

  28. What a wonderful recipe! I will defo give this one a try! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  29. I would like to try this as Dhal makhani is one of our favourite dish.

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