Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani is the most popular dals in north India.It's made of whole urad(black lentils) and rajma(red kidney beans) with loads of butter and cream.I have made this dal on many gatherings at my place and the results were always awesome.

Whole Urad Dal(black lentils) 2 cup

Rajma(red kidney beans) 1/2 cup

Tomato Puree 4 tbsp

Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp

Fennel-seeds(saunf) pw 1 tsp

Red chili pw 1 tsp

Coriander pw 1 tbsp

Bay Leaves 1-2

Cinnamon stick 1 inch

Green cardamom 2-3

Cloves 3-4

Black peppercorns 7-8

Asafoetida a pinch

Butter 3-4 tbsp

Oil 1 tbsp

Cream 1/2 cup



1. Wash and soak the rajma overnight.You can also use canned ones.

2. Wash and soak urad dal for 2 hours.

3. Pressure cook urad+rajma with salted water till its done.

4. Heat oil in a pan/kadhayi and add all the whole spices(bay leaves,cinnamon stick,cloves,green cardamom,black peppers),asafoetida.

5. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry it.

6. Add tomato puree,red chili powder,fennel powder,coriander powder and fry it.

7. Add butter and fry it on slow flame till the oil leaves the masala.Now if required add water and cook till its boiling.

8. Add this to the dal and heat the dal on medium flame.Add cream and mix it.Heat this dal for 15 minutes on medium-low flame.

9. Serve hot with jeera-rice.

Sending this to MLLA-25 event hosted by Siri and originally started by Susan.


  1. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy and delicious dal makhni and also my hot favourite.

  2. OMG !!!.. Looks perfect and delicious dear.. inviting click.. too good presentation.. love it.. :)

  3. wow! Very healthy and yummy looking dish

  4. What a lovely coincidence. I was about to make tonight as this my husband's favorite dish. thanks for sending this along to MLLA. :)


  5. I love Dhal Makhani.. It is one soulful dish.

  6. really delicious makhani.. very healthy and yummy with roti good one

  7. i was in search for dalmakhani recipe thanks for sharing. will try soon n inform the result

  8. Perfect dish and love to have it with phulkas

  9. Perfect ...and very rich...
    love it with roti's and rice!!

  10. Thanks for putting in ur wonderful comment Deepti ....

    The Dal looks wonderful , love the cute presentation too .......

    - Smita
    @ Little Food Junction

  11. nice presentation..looks super yummy!!

  12. Lovely presentation dear, adding fennel is new to me, will try that next time.

  13. Wow, what a picture, i can guess how much delicious this food is..

    Nice Receipe.. I will do it.

    Delicious, You guys are rocking.

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  15. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.