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Punjabi

Dal Makhani

By Neha Mathur

Made in a traditional pressure cooker

Lightly crush green cardamoms, black cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves, and black peppercorns in a mortar and pestle.

STEP 1

Add the crushed whole spices, bay leaves, and dry red chilies to hot ghee in a skillet and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.

STEP 2

Add onions and fry till they are lightly browned (8-10 minutes).

STEP 3

Add tomato puree to the skillet and fry for 2-3 minutes.

STEP 4

Now add ginger and garam masala powder and cook for another 2 minutes.

STEP 5

Add the cooked and mashed dal to the skillet. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes. Keep stirring at regular intervals. Add some water if the dal is too thick and bring it to a boil.

STEP 6

Add butter and heavy cream and cook for 2 minutes. Check for salt.

STEP 7

Add Kasuri methi and cook for another minute.

STEP 8

Garnish with heavy cream swirls and chopped cilantro and serve!

Step 9

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Dal makhani can be stored in a clean and dry airtight container in the refrigerator for about 4 to 5 days.  It is freezer-friendly too. Freeze it for up to 3 months in freezer-safe containers. 

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