Creamy Dal Makhani / Black Lentil Rajma Curry



Easy Dal Makhani/ Rajma Black Lentil Curry

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup black lentils
  • 3 tbs red kidney beans/ Rajma
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • few fresh spices(cloves,cinnamon sticks,star anise and bay leaves)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 garlic pods
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbs butter
  • salt, as needed
  • 1 tbs dry fenugreek leaves/kasuri methi
  • coriander leaves to garnish
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil



Directions
      Soak rajma and black lentils in water overnight or use canned beans. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. To this add cumin seeds, fresh spices and onions, saute till the color changes and aromatic oils are extracted. Once sauteed add ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, saute for few more seconds. To this add chopped tomatoes, cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Now add beans and black lentils and pressure cook with enough water for up to 3 whistles .Cook for few more minutes, if rajmas and lentils looks hard when pressed with a fork or finger, must be fork tender. Add milk and bring this to a boil. Adjust the salt and add add powdered fenugreek leaves. Simmer it for few more minutes till gravy becomes thick and creamy. Heat butter in a small pan and add garlic pods, pour over the gravy, garnish with fresh coriander leaves and small piece of butter.


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Comments

  1. Wow! what a wonderful presentation...great recipe..thanks for sharing Dear..

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  2. What a beautiful & yummy click..

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  3. One of the most delicious dals.. thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Nice makhani.. looks spicy and delicious..

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  5. Yummy and beautiful click...

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  6. Perfectly tempting. I love this curry so much. Awesome clicks.

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  7. thats such a great pic and an awesome dish for rice or roti :)

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  8. Such a beautiful makhani!!!!packed with proteins..

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  9. Wooow,,, dal makhani looks rich n creamy,,,sure you enjoyed this recipe with ur family,,,take care dear,,

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  10. hmm..maybe I could finish up the extra rotis i made tday with ur mouth-watering makhani gravy yaar:)

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  11. Nice & creamy makhani...looks rich and delicious

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  12. This look very creamy and I bet the taste must be wonderful!

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  13. So so delicous looking , would love to have wih roties.

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  14. looks delicious ..its very healthy one.have to try this combination.

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  15. nalla comb..Rajma 2 pravshyame njan undakitullu..2 vattavum nannayi vendilla..cooker il try cheythitilla...eni cookeril undaki nokatte :)

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  16. woow!!!!yummy curry..as usual nice presentation and clicks.....

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  17. Vrinda,

    Dal Makhani adipoloi, kollam kothivarunnu

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  18. I just had Dal yesterday for my lunch. Yours definitely looks delicious!

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  19. wow..thats mouthwatering..n beautiful presentation!

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  20. Wow ! dear what a wonderful presentation of Dal Makhani. the dash of butter melting on top looks awesome.
    Deepa
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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  21. Oh wow I love love dal makhani one of my fav side dish for roti. Yummy!!! Seeing this feel like having right away.

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  22. Delicious lookin dal makhni. Wonderful click as always.

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  23. This is kind of the dish that when you don't know what to cook for the lunch, then get this one! Just delicious and comforting.

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  24. Very lovely dish and a wonderful click

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  25. such a delctable dish...just loved the dish and the snap too....

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  26. rich n creamy makhani...love this

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  27. Dhal makhani looks very rich and fabulous!

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  28. Dhal makhani looks rich and creamy... nice presentation too

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  29. lovely makhani...love the pics as usual...following you now...so I can follow your updates regulaarly:)

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  30. So rich and very delicious! Your pictures are irresistible!

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  31. I was plannin to try making dal makhani and lo behold uve posted it..Looks creamy and yumm

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  32. love dal makhni...looks amazing

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  33. Pls Collect ur award from my blog dear

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  34. Lovely recipe. I like it very much. Nice click too.

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  35. My favourite .Looks yummy and creamy!

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  36. it looks very creamy and nice presentation!

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  37. Aah! I love the rich brown color! Healthy and tasty at the same time!

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  38. nice click and looks so yummy!!!

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  39. Pleasing makhani,looks tasty n delicious vrinda.

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  40. It looks so rich and creamy Vrinda...makes my hungry :)

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  41. Looks rich and delicious, beautiful click.

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  42. woww..superb snap..ithil thannalle pandu butter chicken iduthirunne...adipoli... njaan ivide vaaya thurannu irippundu.. :)

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  43. looks just like the one from Restaurants. creamy and yummy

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  44. lovely recipe with cute pic. I'm following you dear. Do drop in at my blog sometime...

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  45. Wow!!! adipoli photo vrinda....makhani is too good, sherikkum kothiyavunu.

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  46. Very comforting dish...looks wonderful

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  47. wonderful creamy looking dal!!!!!!

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  48. Really creamy... perfect dal with naan or chapathi.

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  49. A wonderful creamy and flavorful looking curry!

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  50. looks great I haven't made rajma in forever

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  51. Wow looks so delicious . An award waiting for you .

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  52. rajma curry looks grand, rich and filling!!! appetizing picture!!!

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  53. Dal Makhani looks yummy and as always awesome click:)

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