Indian Dal Makhani Recipe Video

Are you looking for simple way to make Dal Makhani? This recipe is perfect for you. This is a traditional recipe from Punjabi Cuisine. Dal Makhani is the most delicious Indian dish . It is included as a main dish in Indian lunch and dinner menu . Dal Makhani goes well with pulao , but it can also be eaten with plain rice or nan.You should try this Dal Makhani recipe.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Rajma1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Tomato puree1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Butter3 Tablespoon
 Whole garam masala2 Tablespoon
 Coriander leaves1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
 Kasuri methi powder1 Tablespoon
 Coriander powder2 Tablespoon
 Chilli powder2 Tablespoon
 Turmeric powder1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Cumin seeds2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Garlic ginger paste1 Tablespoon
 Black urad dal1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Whipping cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 663 Calories from Fat 231

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40.4%

Saturated Fat 13.1 g65.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 65.6 mg

Sodium 602.9 mg25.1%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 23.3 g93.2%

Sugars 7.7 g

Protein 28 g55.1%

Vitamin A 77% Vitamin C 26.7%

Calcium 55.1% Iron 73.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Soak rajma and black urad dal for an hour before cooking it in a pressure cooker. Pressure-cook the pulses and lentil until al dente and mashed up.
2. In a pan, heat very little oil and lightly sauté cumin seeds and whole garam masala in it.
3. When they start to splutter, add ginger garlic paste and little turmeric into it and stir.
4. Add the tomato puree and cook it in low flame until it comes to a boil
5. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and cover it up with a lid.
6. Remove the lid and add butter into it.
7. Add the strained dal water to it and let it simmer for a while. Allow the mixture to come to a boil.
8. Now add the dal into the mixture, mix well and allow it to slowly cook.
9. Crush the kasuri methi and add it to the mixture and stir well.
10. Once the dal comes to a boil, low the flame, cover it with a lid and allow it to cook for thirty more minutes, stirring occasionally.
11. When almost done, add cream into it and stir again.
12. Cover it and simmer it for another five minutes and your dal makhani is ready.

Editors Review

For all those who misses the grand and gorgeous taste of Indian dal makhani, here is the simplest recipe to try with. This dish offers the authentic delicate taste of North Indian cuisine. You can serve this over rice or with Indian flat bread or even can have just alone with bread rolls. Follow this recipe video to recreate the authentic taste in your kitchen. You can avoid or control the quantity of cream, if you want.



Anonymous says :

Posted on: 3 January 2010 - 3:26pm

Anonymous says :

Excellent Recipe....followed word to word and it came out so well. Thanks
Posted on: 21 December 2009 - 8:57am

Anonymous says :

I tried this came out v well. Thnx.
Posted on: 20 September 2009 - 3:55pm

Anonymous says :

I tried this came out v well. Thnx.
Posted on: 20 September 2009 - 3:54pm
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tanya3286 says :

Dal makhani when properly prepared is a worthy treat and I can have my meal with it with just a side salad!! I love it so much... but as it is with the most bumptious preparations..too much of it and my waistline becomes generous :D
Posted on: 25 July 2009 - 10:28am
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Sabine says :

Im in love with this dish! Im talking 'yummmmmoh!' Thanks for sharing your knowledge, skill, passion and flare for cooking. Its just too easy to make food after i have seen u prepare it on one of your vids. Every recepie ive tried so far has been a success and a realy enjoyable experiance from learning to cooking to eating woohoo im excited hehehe. Thanks again, dont ever stop sharing!
Posted on: 1 April 2009 - 10:03pm
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vandana says :

The dal looks so good chef. The authentic Indian Dal Makhani is truly unbeatable. It is my favorite dal. Thank you for putting up the recipe and video.
Posted on: 10 March 2009 - 3:00pm
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sonym says :

thankyou chef for posting the authentic dal makhani recipe......i will surely try it out and let you know how it turned out...thanks again
Posted on: 22 April 2008 - 7:21pm
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Ganesh Dutta says :

Dal makhani is a very popular punjabi dish. I like this dish very much.Thanks for posting this nice recipe!
Posted on: 21 January 2008 - 3:09pm