March 9, 2011

Dal Amritsari

Dal Makhani is finger licking good .. I swear !!! But the amount of cream & butter in it can give you nightmares for sure ... But for a everyday meal, there is Dal Amritsari ... As creamy as Dal Makhani .. I swear ...

I got this recipe from a Sanjeev Kapoor cookbook ( Courtesy: My Dad :) ) & I really loved it .. The amount of proteins in this makes you want this more often .. Especially if you are a vegetarian like me.

Dal Amritsari

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Sabut Urad Dal - with skin
  • 1/4 cup Chana Dal
  • 1 big onion - finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Coriander for garnish

How To:
  • Soak both the Dals in water overnight. Pressure cook dal until soft & mushy. once done, give it a mash with the back of a ladle. Set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pot, add chopped ginger & garlic & saute for about 30 secs on low heat, Add onions & fry till it turns pink. add chopped tomatoes & red chilli powder. Cook till the tomatoes are soft.
  • Add cooked dal, salt & butter. Add some water if required to get the desired consistency. Simmer on low heat for about 10 mins.
  • Add garam masala & simmer for a couple of minutes more.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander

Serve with Naan/Roti/Jeera Rice ... Enjoi !!!

31 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love the lighting in ur pic and I too love dal makhani minus the butter and cream :)

DEESHA said...

@Raks: That was quick .. I just posted :) I too kinda feel that all the butter & cream is unnecessary unless its once in a while indulgence

Paaka Shaale said...

The dal looks soooo tempting and yummy Deesha. As usual, the photograph is brilliant

Prathibha said...

I was also thinking of making this dal from such a long time n ofcourse from the same source..:)
Dal looks yummy and almost looks like dal makhani...very nice shot..:)

DEESHA said...

@Paaka-Shaale: Thanks girl .. May I know your name?? I know it is late but still :)

@Prathibha: Thanks so much

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Hi Deesha,

Awesome recipe,love this version... Excellent click! love that Copper Tumbler too:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love that rustic light on the picture....new kind of dal to me...heard and saw in blogs but never tasted....bookmarking...

Nithya said...

Awesome click and tempting dal. Love those copper cutlery too :)

Pari said...

Love this dal and have made it several times, nice click.
FOODELICIOUS

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow...this is my fav. Looks so creamy and perfect. Adding channa dal sounds new to me....

Priya Sreeram said...

deesha, this looks finger-licking good !

M D said...

By the look I can say its tempting. Ingredients look simple and dal seems promising not to fail on taste. Love ur photography. Brilliant!

Malar Gandhi said...

Love this light version, yes indeed can fix this often.

sowmya's creative saga said...

good one..channa dal sounds good in it..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

loved the background of the picture. I too don't add cream and butter regularly( except when the guest come ;-))
Would love to taste this with nan

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Thick dal looks absolutely inviting and comforting...

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow so tempting and yummy !! Nice click !!

Suja Sugathan said...

Comfort dish..looks very tempting.

notyet100 said...

feel like drinking that chach now,..

Kairali sisters said...

Delicious dal, nice clicks Deesha :)

LG said...

Lighting in the pic is awesome, has given the picture a different feel and look. Dal looks tempting :)

Archy said...

Tempting pics of the dal!! yummy!!

Laavanya said...

That does look a lot like dhal makhani - must give this a try sometime.

Priti said...

My fav too..and looks delicious ..and love the pic ..beautiful...

Food said...

This looks like a variant of dal makhni. i made it a few days ago too. it is delicious!
Food fanatic

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination looks wonderful

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Anonymous said...

Daal makes me drool.. Nice pic...

Tamara said...

I'll follow your recipe to the last detail and hopefully i can have it done perfectly. 'll try it and share with my family.

Anonymous said...

Sanjeev kapoor's book had a similar recipe called Dal Amritsari, but it used 1/2 cup Split chana dal and 1/2 cup split urad dal with skin.

DEESHA said...

@Anon: well that depends on your taste and convinence. A lot ppl use split urad dal with skin instead of sabot urad, I guess it depends on availability too :)