09.19.11

Dal Makhani Recipe


Ingredients:

Urad Dal :- 1 whole cup

Red kidney bean (Rajma) :- 1 tbsp

Onion :- 1 finely chopped.

Tomato :- 1 finely chopped

Ginger :- 1 piece

Green chilies :- 2-3 nos, finely chopped

Coriander leaves :- as per required, finely chopped

Stirred curd :- ½ cup

Fresh cream (Malai) :- ½ cup

Butter:- 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds (Jeera) :- 1 tsp

Turmeric powder:- ½ tsp

Garam Masala :- ½ tsp

Red chili powder :- as per taste

Dhania powder :- ½ tsp

Salt :- as per taste

Method Of Preparation

1) Soak the kidney beans in water overnight.

2) Boil in the Rajma and Urad Dal in a pressure cooker for close to 25 mns. Mash it and then boil it again for 20 mns. To this, add cream and curd and boil it again.

3) Take a kadhai, heat oil in it and put some cumin seeds. Once it splutters add garlic paste and keep frying it till it appears brown in color. To this, add onions and keep frying it till it becomes brown in color.

4) Add green chilies, ginger and tomatoes. Keep frying this till the tomatoes appear soft.

5) To this add chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and Dhania powder. Keep frying it for few mns.

6) Now add Dal and keep boiling it on medium flame. Once it is boiled, remove it from flame and keep it aside

7) Put some Garam Masala and garnish it with coriander leaves and butter.

8) To be served hot along with paratha, rice or naan.

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08.31.11

Chicken Makhani recipe

Ingredients:
800 gms chicken
1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tblsp lemon juice
For Marinade
1 cup yogurt
1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
salt to taste
2 tblsp ginger paste
2 tblsp lemon juice
2 tblsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp mustard oil
2 tblsp butter
For Makhani Gravy
400 gms tomato puree
3 tblsp butter
1 tsp green chillies (chopped)
1/2 tsp kasoori methi
1 cup fresh cream
1 tblsp ginger paste
1 tblsp red chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tblsp garam masala whole
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tblsp sugar/ honey
1 tblsp garlic paste
How to make chicken makhani :
  • Skin and clean the chicken.
  • Make incisions with a sharp knife on breast and leg pieces.
  • Apply a mixture of red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt to the chicken and leave aside for half an hour.
  • Hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth for 15-20 minutes to take off extra water.
  • Mix in red chilli powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, garam masala powder and mustard oil.
  • Apply this marinade to the chicken pieces and chill in a freezer for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Put the chicken onto a skewer and stir fry in a moderately hot tandoor or a preheated oven (200 degrees celsius) for 10-12 minutes or until almost done.
  • Baste it with grease and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Take off and keep aside.
  • Heat up grease in a pan.
  • Mix in whole garam masala.
  • Let it crackle.
  • Then mix in ginger-garlic paste and cut green chillies.
  • Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Mix in tomato puree, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and one cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat up and simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for 10 minutes.
  • Mix in sugar or honey and powdered kasoori methi.
  • Mix in cooked tandoori chicken pieces.
  • Simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for 5 minutes and then mix in fresh cream.
  • Serve hot with naan or parantha.