Dal Makhani Recipe

Creamy Punjabi dal
Dal Makhani picture


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthy++Servings4
Main IngredientInterest Group,


 Whole urad3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Rajma/Red kidney beans1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Red chili powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Garam masala powder1 Teaspoon
 Ginger garlic paste1 Tablespoon
 Chopped onions2 Medium
 Chopped tomatoes3 Medium
 Cumin seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Butter/Oil3 Tablespoon
 Green chilies2
 Kasoori methi1 Tablespoon
 Chopped cilantro1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste


Wash and soak the dals overnight. Puree the tomatoes.
Add salt to dal and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Heat butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds.
When they crackle, add chopped onions and slit green chillies. Saute till golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few more minutes.
Add tomato puree and cook till the raw smell is lost.
Add red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Saute for about 2 minutes.
Add cooked dal and kasoori methi, bring it to a boil. Adjust the salt and consistency of the gravy.
Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
serve hot with rice or roti garnished with chopped cilantro.



Yogi nd Anjana says :

Seem to be very good recipe and very siple. I am going to try with split urad dal. Keep on posting this type of simple recipes
Posted on: 21 November 2011 - 1:44pm

Ashok and Lalita says :

Pretty good recipe. I am going to try it with some variations (different Dals) tonight
Posted on: 30 December 2009 - 5:34pm
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aparna.priya says :

Dal and any of its variant is my favorite. Thanks for posting such a simple and delicious recipe.
Posted on: 25 March 2009 - 8:53am
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Sarita Bhandarkar says :

Hi Vandana, I made dal makhani with whole masoor and rajma today and it came out very good. We liked it. Thanks for the suggestion.
Posted on: 10 March 2009 - 11:42pm
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Sarita Bhandarkar says :

Thanks Shanti and Vandana. I love it too.
Posted on: 18 February 2009 - 11:43am
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vandana says :

The Dal looks good delicious Sarita. I sometimes try the dal Makhani with a combination of the whole masoor dal and rajma too.
Posted on: 18 February 2009 - 12:35am
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shantihhh says :

Dal/Dahl is like my favourite food! So many different ways to make it. YUM! Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 17 February 2009 - 2:51pm