In the mood to load up on Carbs? Every time I feel Carbohydrates, I just close my eyes and wait for some taste to run down my throat – and that’s how I pick my beasty feast! And… tonight was the night for Dal Makhani, Aachar, Dahi with Butter Rice. ..SO reminded me of Santosh Dhaba from back home.. Sigh…!
Even if this is your first time cooking, you cannot ruin this recipe. So, pick up your Apron and start cooking!
For those of you unfamiliar with this amazing Dal-based Classic, Dal Makhani is prepared using black urad dal and kidney beans that are rich in protein. Like most other creamy and buttery recipes, this one is also native to Punjab. Traditionally, the Dal Makhani recipe is prepared by simmering it overnight in a tandoor, but over the years several tips and tricks to simplify the preparation process came into existence.
Not only has this recipe been popular for its lengthy preparation process, but also been called for – for its not-so-healthy ingredients. That said, there are several subtle variations of this recipe, that are equally delicious and make up for the health and fitness quotient…Such as.
Punjabi Maah Ki Dal or Kaali Dal Recipe– Lighter in texture with the traditional spicy taste. This is devoid of Butter and Cream that makes this the popular alternative for everyday consumption.
Maah Chole ki Dal or Punjabi Maah Choleyaan Di Dal – This recipe is minimally spiced. The flavors come in through Onions, Ginger, Garlic, and Green Chilies. The lentils used in this Dal-based recipe are – split Black Urad Dal and Chana Dal.
On this page, I’ve listed recipes of Dal Makhani that’ll make you popular in your house parties, and also some home-based healthier alternatives. Read on!
PS: Dal Makhani tastes great with Chapati or Roti and Flavored Rice Recipes
2. Restaurant Style & Dhaba Style Dal Makhani
3. Punjabi Maah Ki Dal/ Kaali Dal – NOT Maa Ki Dal. Dal is mushed after cooking for consistency. Also, without all the fat, it’s as healthy as it can get!
4. Maah Choleyaan Di Dal – With Asafoetida for the flavor and Red Chili Powder for color, this Daal recipe invites you to try it at home TODAY!