Dal Bukhara Recipe (Punjabi Style Black Urad Dal)

Dal Bukhara is a classic Punjabi style curry made from whole black urad dal which is creamy and melts in the mouth. This Dal Bukhara tastes awesome with rice or roti. Simmer this dal on a slow flame for a long time till you get the creamy texture which is the key to this dal Bukhara.  Black Urad Dal (Whole), Onion, Tomatoes, Ginger Garlic Paste, Green Chillies, Butter (Salted), Cumin seeds (Jeera), Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves), Salt, Red Chilli powder, Chaat Masala Powder, Garam masala powder, Cumin powder (Jeera), Fresh cream   1 cup Black Urad Dal (Whole) , soaked overnight 1 Onion , finely chopped 3 Tomatoes , pureed 1 Ginger Garlic Paste 2 Green Chillies 2 tablespoon Butter (Salted) 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) Salt , to taste 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 1/4 cup Fresh cream     20   60     To begin making the Dal Bukhara recipe, pressure cook the black grams with required cups water till done. Remove and mash the dal mixture.Heat butter in a heavy bottomed pan. Splutter cumin and bay leaf. Add onions, green chilli, ginger garlic paste and saute till light brown.Add tomato puree and salt. Mix everything well and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.After 3 to 5 minutes, add all the spice powder including Kasuri methi, red chilli powder, chaat masala, cumin powder, turmeric powder and cook for two minutes.After 2 minutes, add the dal mixture, required the amount of water and let it simmer for few minutes.Finally, add garam masala powder and cream and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.Serve Dal Bukhara along with Bharma Baingan and Phulka for a weekday meal.