Saturday, 13 February 2010

Creamy Daal Makhni without cream for your loved one's heart !!!

Yap....you've read title right...daal makhni also call it Maa ki Daal,without any butter or ghee..I've made it for my family...we are quite addicted to this daal, therefor I make regular, but i am careful using lots of fat in this dish..even without ghee daal tasts delicious and creamy....then why cream in this pics? the heart shape just an added decoration...tha's not the cream, i've used a low fat yogurt....


You will need:-
  • 2 cups whole Black Gram(whole urad) soaked overnight.
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1-2 cinamon bark small
  • 1-2 bayleaves
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes or tin tomatoes-pureed
  • 1 big onion finely chopped (i pureed in a mixer)
  • 4-5 cloves of Garlic-paste
  • 4-5 green chillies- paste
  • 2" ginger piece- paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 tsp coriander and cumin powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (use unsalted butter or ghee for richer taste)
  • Salt to taste
Method:-

Cook the daal in pressure cooker with 3 whole spices and enough water, about 20-25 minutes.  Mash daal slightly to make creamier.  Now in a heavy bottom pan heat oil and add pureed onion, fry on a slow heat untill turns slightly brown, add ginger, chillies and garlic paste, fry for a 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes and all the masala powder and cook till you can see oil leaves the masala(this tells you that masala has cooked properly). Now add daal in the masala and mix really well.  add salt and let it simmer gently for 20-25 minutes. Daal is ready to serve.  Goes well with Roti, Naan or rice...i love mine with slightly burnt roti, yes I delebrat burn my rotis....

Sending this dish to three events..

  1. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipe event  Hearts for St Valentine's Day .
  2. Rachel's event MLLA started by Susan .
  3. Shama Nagarajan's event Family's Favorite Food Event - Valantines Day .


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47 comments:

  1. Hi! The yogurt heart looks so cute, I love this daal too, liked ur low fat version. have a hearty valentine's..

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  2. A healthier way to enjoy the creamy bean soup!

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  3. Color and profume... It's very good and i'm happy for visit you!
    Ciao Ciao. Deborah

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  4. Another great recipe from Jagruti for My Legume Love Affair #20. Your Black Eyed Pea Soup is already of my list of dishes to make soon.

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  5. Nice...healthy and yummm! Cute lil heart too... :)

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  6. wow, nice way for decorating the creamy bean soup.The soup looks so delicious..

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  7. Dear Jagruti
    I feel good that you visited my blog and thank you so much for your appreciation.
    You have so many nice dishes and very innovative too. It will be some time before I try any of your dishes, I dont have proper arrangement to cook here in Milano and surviving on bread :-(
    Let me cook your dishes and eat virtually for the time being :-).
    Let me see what all you have been cooking, that will be a good time pass
    Have a nice sunday

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  8. lovely and healthy dal makhni makes me drool.

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  9. Wow! looks yummy..healthy too..Happy V day dear:-)

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  10. hearty Dal Jag. How did you celebrate?

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  11. Jagruti,

    Dal Makhani looks perfect, love the heart too.

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  12. Protein packed daal makhani...looks fantastic..Happy V day dear, love the heart over the dal...beautiful..thanks for sending to my event..

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  13. The heart made with yogurt - heart healthy! Delicious dhal!

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  14. Looks so Creamy...Nice combo of spices!!
    Happy V Day ..Njoy

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  15. Wow, this is looking awesome! I'm sure it tastes good too...can I have a plate??? :D

    Happy Valentines my friend!

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  16. Good one for the heart and looks good too.

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  17. Thatz so sweet....love your low-fat version of dhal mahkani...it does look rich and creamy too...I am definitely going to try this one..Happy Valentines Day dear :)

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  18. Perfect for an romantic dinner. love it.

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  19. Looks so creamy and delicious...

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  20. Hi Jagruti
    Accept award from my blog.

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  21. Hi Jagruti

    A Heart shaped picture in the daal looks wonderful. Happy Valentines Day!!!!

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  22. Dal Makhani looks perfect!!!!!!
    Will soon give a try....

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  23. looks nice and creamy,loved the heart too...happy valentines day ..

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  24. Slurrrrrp! It's my favorite! Droolz! I have some roti so give the bowl!

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  25. Healthy dish and lovely photo, thanks for sharing...

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  26. came here through pari's ... glad i did!. Found so many of my favs!. The creamy heart on the dal makhni looks adorable.
    stop by at my blog sometime!

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  27. wow!xllnt pic!luved ur version...
    HAPPY V DAY!

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  28. healthy recipe and beautiful yogurt heart and curry looks so yummy...
    happy v-day

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  29. Have never tried black dal...this one looks yummy!!!

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  30. Yes, low fat yogurt or Greek yogurt make great substitutes. Its hard to eat fatty dal often even if it maa ki dal. Thanks for stopping by. Glad to have found yours.

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  31. wow jagruti dal makhani luks very tempting...loved ur healthy version without butter...heart luks very cute

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  32. Happy valentines day the urad dhal looks tasty creamy and delicious.Healthy too.

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  33. Wonderful prepration in a healthier way.

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  34. Liked your No Ghee version of Makhani, will give it a try soon !

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  35. yummy :) Happy Valentine's day dear

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  36. Hiii.. yummy!, and looks sooo rich and tempting!!.. cute shape!, how did you draw it perfectly!!???.. nice!.. Happy Valentines Day!

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  37. yoghurt is a nice substitute for cream/butter indeed!!! romantic and delicious dal makhni :) !!! lovely!!!

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  38. Lovely presentation n a wonderful recipe . Love the cream heart !!

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  39. Wow Fantabulous...Spicy makhani goes well with rice n roti's..Loved the presentation...

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  40. This is so yummy.n healthy too! U rock! Happy V Day Dearie!! m sure u had a fantastic Valentines Day!

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  41. oh that's adorable with the heart!

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  42. one of my fav dal recipes and the heart makes it all the more special.

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  43. Healthy winter dish...dal makhani goes well with bajri ka rotla / roti's.I use home made yogurt....to bring creamy teaxture....Loved the presentation...x

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  44. loved the idea of heart for decor....I love one day old daal makhani with hot rice with ghee.. my punjabi take on the comfort food.
    Love Ash.

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