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
Ingredients
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.




8 comments:

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

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  2. Looks superb..thanks for the entry

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

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  4. yummy delight..! First time here vidya! Do check my blog, i'v displayed roundup of my first event..! :)

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

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  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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dal_makhani

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