Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dal Bukhara

This dal is bit different to dal makhni as there is no beans or masoor dal added.Traditional recipe ask for alot of butter and cream also take alot of time.But i ditched the recipe to make it healthier. :) Below recipe is enough for 2-3 people.


1Cup Whole Urad Dal
1 Onion
2 Tomatoes
10 Garlic
1" Ginger
2 Green chilies
2 Whole Red chilies
1 Black Cardamon
2 Green Cardamon
1Tsp Cumin seeds
1" Cinnamon stick
1/2tsp Garam masala
1tsp Butter
1tsp Oil
1/2tbsp Cream
1tsp Honey
2tbsp Milk
1tbsp Curd
1tsp Kashmiri chili powder
Salt to taste


  • Soak dal overnight.Boil it in 2cup water with curd,half of ginger garlic and garam masala powder till its tender.
  • Boil tomatoes and onion.Peel tomato skin then make fine paste together.
  • Make paste of remaining ginger garlic,whole spices other then whole red chilies.
  • In Deep pan heat oil and butter together.Add ginger-garlic paste with powder spices and saute till oil separates at edges.
  • Add tomato-onion paste and let it cook on low heat till oil comes on top.
  • Mix boiled lentils in it and let it come to boil.
  • Low the heat and add milk.Add 2Cup water and close the lid.Let it cook on lowest heat for 1hr.
  • Finally add cream and honey.Serve hot with roti or rice.

# You can add some butter while serving if you like.
## You can double the cream and replace butter with butter,if you want to go for richer gravy.
### Honey is optional,but it good to add to reduce acidity.

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  1. Sounds so yum!!! Must have tasted so good :) Looks so appetizing dear :)
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    1. As he loved it and finished it i take it as signal of being delish ;) ..thnx for dropping comment dear !:)