If you are on a diet and think that you cannot eat Dal Makhani. Here is an easy and fat free Dal makhani recipe. Taste wise no compromise. This can be cooked using only one pressure cooker. But I shifted my dal to the earthen pot after it was pressure cooked.
Dal Makhani/Black Dal
1) 250gms Black Dal
2) 5-6 flakes of Garlic
3) 1 inch ginger
4) 1 medium size tomato
5) 5-6 pepper corns
6) 2-3 small green cardamom
7) 1 inch cinnamon
8) 2-3 small bay leaf’s
9) 2 tbsp of dhania/ coriander powder
10) 1tsp Jeera/ cumin powder
11) 1-2tsp chili powder
12) 1tsp turmeric powder
13) 1tsp amchur powder/ dry mango powder (optional)
14) ½ cup thick curd
15) Salt to taste
16) butter/ghee for garnishing (optional)
Wash the black dal. Place the Black dal in a pressure cooker add enough water, to the dal add garlic, ginger, chopped tomato, pepper corns, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf. Pressure cook for 8-9 whistles on high and 20-30mins on sim/low flame.
Open the lid of the cooker when cool and all pressure is released. Mash the dal a little and cook the dal in the pressure cooker with the lid open. Now add the coriander powder, cumin powder, chili powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder (optional) salt and water. Mix well and let it cook. On high flame for 10mins and low flame for 20mins. Finally add the thick curd and cook for 5mins in high and 15-20mins on low flame. Garnish with ghee or butter (optional)
Black Dal and be eaten with roti, plain steam rice or jeera rice.
Please note – All masala/ spices can be added or reduced according to your individual taste.