Masoor dal makhani

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DSCN0551                                                  Ready to serve Masoor dal makhani

Serves: 6-8

Time taken : 1 hour (other than soaking)

Masoor though not that popular but nevertheless is good from health point of view.  I make sprouted parathas,usli, and now thought of putting up this yummy Makhani which is a good combo with Roti, Nan and also white rice and papad!!!  Here goes the recipe….

What you need to have:

1. Masoor – 1 cup (when soaked it will be 2 and 1/2 cups)

2. Kidney beans (Rajma beans) – 1/4 cupDSCN0540                                                         Ingredients of Masoor dal makhani

Ingredients of seasoning & garnishing:

1. Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

2. Chopped onions – 1 cup

3. Chopped tomatoes – 1/2 cup

4. Green chili – 2

5. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

6. Dhania jeera power – 1 teaspoon

7. Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon

8. Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

9. Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon(home made)

10. Chopped cilantro – 1 tablespoon

11. Milk – 1/4 cup

12. Oil – 1 tablespoon

13. Salt – as needed
DSCN0123                                                      Ingredients of seasoning and garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop onions fine, also chop tomatoes, cilantro fine and keep it aside.

2. Soak Masoor and Kidney beans in water for about 8 hours.  Cook it in the cooker adding water till soft .

3. Place a skillet with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in it on medium flame.  When heated, add cumin seeds to it.  Once it splutters, add chopped onions to it along with a little salt.  When onions turn a little soft, add chopped tomatoes to it fry it till mushy.DSCN0542                                                 Chopped onions being fried in the seasoningDSCN0545                                                        Chopped tomatoes being fried

4. Once done, add all powders and ginger-garlic paste to it and fry till it is aromatic.DSCN0548                                                    All powders & ginger garlic paste being fried

5. Add in cooked Masoor -kidney beans mix from step-2 to it ,  also add required quantity of water to it to bring it to required consistency and bring it to boil simmering the flame.  Finally add either milk cream or whole milk to it and bring it to boil.DSCN0550                                                              Milk cream being added to it

6. Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped cilantro.  Serve hot with either roti, nan or even while tice and papad!!!Yummmmmmmmmm!!!!DSCN0551                                                      Ready to serve Masoor makhani

Time taken: 1 hour

Serves : 6-8

good to remember:  1. Use fresh Masoor and Rajma for the dish as they do not tend to cook if stale.

2. This dish will always taste better for the next day.

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