Dal Makhani | How to make Dal Makhani

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  • By Sujata Limbu
    Created on 21st Dec 2015

About Dal Makhani

This authentic Punjabi cuisine dish is a classic that tastes creamy and heavenly.

The delicious and mouthwatering Dal Makhani is a famous dish of Punjabi and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Dal Makhani is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Dal Makhani. Sujata Limbu shared this Dal Makhani recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Dal Makhani. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Dal Makhani recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time5mins
  • Cook Time25mins
  • Serves4People
Dal Makhani

Ingredients to make Dal Makhani

  • 200 grams split urad daal
  • 2 large sized onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chillies, slit
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 130 ml heavy cream, whisked
  • Salt to taste

How to make Dal Makhani

  1. Soak the dal in a bowl of water, preferably overnight or for a minimum of 2-3 hours.
  2. Boil this soaked dal along with 1 sliced onion, green chillies, asafoetida and salt to taste. Let it cook till it is tender.
  3. In a pan, heat the oil and fry the left over onion till it is soft. Then add the ginger and garlic together, fry them for a minute. Next add the powder spices and tomatoes, fry this mixture for another 5 minutes.
  4. Now add the softened dal mixture into this pan, also pour in enough water to make a thick gravy-like consistency and mix it well. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. After this time, pour in the whisked cream and mix it well together. Turn off the stove.
  6. In another small pan, heat the ghee and add the cumin seeds and cook till they splutter. Pour this into the dal makhani and mix it well together.
  7. Serve this dish hot with a side of butter chicken and naans.

Reviews for Dal Makhani (4)

shilpi singha year ago

Anuradha Bhuta Shah2 years ago

Chhaya Shah2 years ago
looks so tempting

Kanwaljeet Chhabra2 years ago
all dals looks so tempting