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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62 Comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious makhani...nice photo

Nithu Bala said...

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

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

What a beautiful & yummy click..

அண்ணாமலையான் said...

mmmm very nice makhani...

Suma Rowjee said...

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

Hari Chandana said...

Nice makhani.. looks spicy and delicious..

PALATABLE said...

Yummy and beautiful click...

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Nithya said...

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

Priya said...

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

Priya said...

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

SathyaSridhar said...

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

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

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

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice & creamy makhani...looks rich and delicious

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

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

Happy Cook said...

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

PranisKitchen said...

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

vineetha said...

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

Swapna Sree said...

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

shanthi said...

Delicious and tempting

Swathi said...

Vrinda,

Dal Makhani adipoloi, kollam kothivarunnu

Ammu Madhu said...

tempting

Anncoo said...

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

Subhie Arun said...

wow..thats mouthwatering..n beautiful presentation!

kitchen queen said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmy and inviting.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow ! dear what a wonderful presentation of Dal Makhani. the dash of butter melting on top looks awesome.
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Pavithra said...

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

Ms.Chitchat said...

Delicious lookin dal makhni. Wonderful click as always.

Angie's Recipes said...

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.

Daisy Blue said...

Very lovely dish and a wonderful click

Silence Sings said...

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

Gulmohar said...

rich n creamy makhani...love this

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Dhal makhani looks very rich and fabulous!

AdukalaVishesham said...

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

Meena said...

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

Cinnamon-Girl said...

So rich and very delicious! Your pictures are irresistible!

Ramya said...

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

Preety said...

love dal makhni...looks amazing

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Suhaina said...

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

Padhu said...

My favourite .Looks yummy and creamy!

Jagruti said...

all time fav..delicious!

Rekha shoban said...

it looks very creamy and nice presentation!

Nandini said...

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

J said...

very tempting.. nice clicks

Sarah Naveen said...

nice click and looks so yummy!!!

San said...

Pleasing makhani,looks tasty n delicious vrinda.

Gita said...

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

Valarmathi said...

Looks rich and delicious, beautiful click.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

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

A Homemakers Diary said...

looks just like the one from Restaurants. creamy and yummy

Jay said...

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

Latha said...

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

Malar Gandhi said...

Very comforting dish...looks wonderful

forkbootsandapalette said...

wonderful creamy looking dal!!!!!!

Padma said...

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

5 Star Foodie said...

A wonderful creamy and flavorful looking curry!

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great I haven't made rajma in forever

Panchpakwan said...

Looks Cremy and Rich..

Nisha said...

Wow looks so delicious . An award waiting for you .

Akal's Saappadu said...

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

meeso said...

Bookmarked to try!

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Dal Makhani looks yummy and as always awesome click:)

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