Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dal Makhani (Dhaba Style)

How many of you'll ❤️ dal makhani?  This is typically dhaba style one!

Serves - 4 to 6

Whole masoor dal or whole brown lentils - 1 cup (soaked 2 hours in water)
Red chori beans - 1/4 cup (soaked in water for 2 hours in water)
Onions - 1 chopped
Tomatoes - 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 2tbsp
Red chilli powder or paprika - 1/4 to 1/2 tsp, adjust accordingly
Green chillies - 1 to 3 slit lengthwise, adjust accordingly
Curry masala powder - 1/4tsp (optional)
Coriander n cumin powder - 1bsp
Turmeric - 1/4tsp
Oil or butter - 3tbsp
Salt to taste
Fresh cream - 2tbsp (optional)
Kasuri methi - 1tbsp

Method -
Rinse the soaked beans together, strain n add only beans to the ip.
Now add fresh drinking water, about 3.5cups. Manual high pressure 10 mins. NR.
Once beans are cooked, remove the beans n separate the stock...
Turn the ip to sauté mode, add oil or butter, onions, let it turn pink add in the ginger garlic paste, let it brown a bit, keep stirring in between.
Once the onions are brown add green chillies n chopped tomatoes, after three minutes add in coriander n Cumin powder, red chilli powder, curry masala, turmeric. Sauté for about five mins or till oil separates. 
Add the cooked beans, mix n use the back of the ladle to mash lightly the dal. Add required stock(reserved) adjust the curry consistency, add kasuri methi...Let it cook for ten mins on low, add salt n water if required. Garnish with fresh cream.
Serve hot with your favorite Indian bread. N some onions!