Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dhal makhani

Dhal makhani is a Gujarati speciality.All Gujarati food tastes a little sweet.It tastes great when served with chapati.It is a very healthy side dish prepared with green gram.Its a rich source of protein.

This is how i made it
Green gram 1 cup
onion 1

tomatoes 2
jeera 1/4tsp
ginger a small piece
garlic 2
garam masala 1/2 tsp
chilli powder 1-2 tsp

coriander powder 1 tsp
jaggery 3tsp(shredded)
salt to taste

oil 2-3 tspIn a kadai add oil & add jeera.Then add chopped onion & saute.Now add ginger & garlic which are finely chopped as well.Now add cut tomatoes & saute.Now add the green gram & mix well.Now add all the powders & mix well.Now add enough water to submerge all the ingredients added.Pressure cook this mixture for 10-12 whistles.Check if green gram is cooked fully & mashy.If its not fully cooked pressure cook it for 2-3 whistles more.When ready now add salt & jaggery.Taste & adjust salt.Allow to boil & take off stove & serve hot with chappathi.

Iam sending this to WYF-side dishes hosted by EC o
f simple Indian food.


  1. I love this dish Vidya, so nutritious and tasty.

  2. Looks superb..thanks for the entry

  3. Looks yummy..Have never tasted it though..Will try sometime..

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  5. Dal Makhani is not a gujrati's Punjabi and is made with Chilke waali urad dal...

  6. Indeed. Dal makhni is punjabi. Makhni means creamy in punjabi, so it need to contain milk or cream. The recipe that you've posted may be a nice tasting dal, but it's definitely not dal makhni. Please check here for more info.