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Indian Makhani Daal - Lower Fat Creamed Black Lentils

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“A north Indian dish perfect to be served over rice or bread dipped into that I adjusted from the Indian Betty Crocker Cookbook. I often cook this the night before, refrigerate, and then continue cooking the next day, adding the garam masaala, cream and cilantro later.”
2hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse beans.
  2. Put beans and 4 cups of water into large pot. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining water, mush beans and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  4. While beans are simmering, add cooking spray to pan and stir-fry garlic and ginger till golden brown.
  5. Stir in tomato sauce and all spices except garam masaala and cilantro and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add tomato mixture to beans, mush beans and cook for another 20 minutes.
  7. Add garam masaala and whipping cream and boil down till consistency is to your liking.
  8. Add cilantro and serve.

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