Updated: Apr 12, 2021
How to make Dal Makhni Dhaba Style & Garlic Tandoori Naan
Dal Makhni is the King of all Dal's. The creamy taste in this dal, comes from cooking the dal's with cream and butter on a low flame for a long time. The Garlic Tandoori Naan Recipe are super tasty and perfect for children.
Dal Makhni Recipe:
Whole Urad Dal - 1 cup
Chana Dal -1/4 cup
Rajma - 1/2 cup
Butter - 2 tbsp
Cumin/jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
Laung/Cloves - 4
Black Cardamom/Kali Elaichi - 1
Green Elaichi/Hari Elaichi - 3
Cinnamon/Dal Chini - 2 inch
Bay Leaf/Tej Patta - 2
Javitri/Mace - 1 Flower
Onion - 1 Cup Chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 Tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 1 Tbsp
Jaiphal / Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 Tbsp
Tomato Puree - 2 Cups
Green Chillies - 3
Ginger Julienned - 1 inch
Water - 1.5 Cup
Cream - 1/2 Cup
Garam Masala Powder - 1.5 tsp
Soak all dals for 6-8 hrs. Best Results is soaked overnight.
Pressure Cook Dal's / Lentils
In a pressure Cooker add all the Dal's, Water and Pressure cook for about 20 Whistles.
Shale the cooker carefully after every 3 to 4 whistles so the Dal's dont get stuck and burnt on the bottom.
Make Paste of Masala
Take a big pan on Medium high heat.
Add Butter, Jeera, laung, Kali Elaichi, Hari Elaichi, Cinnamon, Bay Leaf and Javitri flower.
Cook till the masala is fragrant.
Add Onion and cook till its translucent.
Add Ginger Garlic paste and Cook till raw smell of ginger disappears.
Add Tomato Puree, Salt, Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder and Nutmeg Powder.
Cook till the Gravy Thickens and is reduced. You will see it leaving oil on the sides.
Turn the flame off and let the Gravy Cool down a bit.
Then add this gravy to a grinder and grind it into fine paste.
Now in the Same pan on medium heat, Add the Grinded gravy paste, Green Chillies and Ginger.
Cook for 1 minute.
Now Add the boiled pressure cooked Dal to this mix.
Add Water and Mix the Dal well.
Now you need to cook this dal on low flame till its reduced to 3/4th of its quantity.
It would take about 20 to 30 minutes. Stir the Dal in Between.
Now turn the flame off and add Cream. Mix well and Cook for another 10 minutes on low flame.
Add Garam Masala Powder, Salt and Kasoori Methi Powder. Mix Well.
Add Butter and let the Dal Simmer for another 10 minutes. Stir in between.
Garlic Tandoori Naan Recipe:
Whole Wheat Flour - 2 Cup
Garlic Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Curd - 1/2 Cup
(Luke Warm water needed)
Oil - 1 tbsp