Dal Makhani | How to make Dal Makhani

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ByNilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra
Created on 30th May 2017
  • Dal Makhani, How to make Dal Makhani

About Dal Makhani

Dal makhani is a popular dish from punjab , North India..The basic ingredients are whole black lentil ,butter or ghee and cream..For getting authentic restaurant style taste and flavour of dal makhni you have to dhungar or charcoal method .

Dal Makhani is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of Punjabi cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Dal Makhani at your home. Dal Makhani by Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra will help you to prepare the perfect Dal Makhani at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs few minute for the preparation and 40 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Dal Makhani.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time40mins
  • Serves5People
Dal Makhani

Ingredients to make Dal Makhani

  • Whole black lentil / akka urad dal - 1 1/2 cup
  • Red kidney beans- one handful
  • Onion - 1 Large
  • Ginger +garlic paste - 1 1/2tsp
  • Tomato - 2
  • Ghee or butter - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon- 1/2 inch stick
  • Green cardamom- 2 -3
  • Cloves - 4
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1tsp
  • turmeric powder- 1tsp
  • Chili powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder- 1tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1tbsp
  • Fresh cream - 5 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make Dal Makhani

  1. Wahed black lentil properly..then soak dal for overnight.
  2. Then pressure cook black lentil with 1 cup water and salt to taste. Wait for 2-3 whistles then simmer gas for 6-7 mins..
  3. Then turn off Gas..allow to release pressure..
  4. Now heat a pan with 2 tsp oil .add sliced onion. Fry till light brown. Then add ginger garlic paste and stir it for a minute.
  5. Then add chooped tomatoes ,add little salt , 1/2 tsp each turmeric and Chili powder .cook tomatoes till soft..
  6. Now turn off Gas.. let the onion tomato masala little cool
  7. Then put the masala in a blender,add little water and blend till smooth.
  8. Now heat a pan with ghee and 1 tbsp oil..add all whole spices..once you get a nice aroma.
  9. Pour the blended onion tomato masala.add little turmeric,Chili,Cumin and coriander powder ,sugar and salt to taste
  10. Give a nice stir to mix well everything..
  11. Now add boiled dal..stir well to mix dal with onion tomato gravy.
  12. Once it starts bubbling,simmer it for 5 mins..
  13. Then add garam masala, fresh cream and crushed kasuri methi..check seasoning.
  14. Now heat a charcoal on direct flame till red hot.
  15. Now a take small bowl .keep red hot charcoal inside the bowl.
  16. Place the bowl Inside the dal makhani pan..pour 1 tsp ghee over hot charcoal. Immediately cover pan with lid for 1 min for infused the smoke in dal makhani.
  17. Ready restaurant style Dal Makhni...serve it with naan /paratha / ruti and salad.

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