Daal Makhani | How to make Daal Makhani

By Neha Paliwal  |  16th May 2016  |  
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About Daal Makhani Recipe

This daal makhani is dedicated to my mom-in-law. Whenever she comes to my house. She always demands for this dal. It is a time consuming dish, but I must say the result you will be getting will be fruitful. It is really delicious and mouthwatering dal with loads offlavors.

Daal Makhani is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Daal Makhani by Neha Paliwal has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 3 people. You can find Daal Makhani at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Daal Makhani takes 360 minutes for the preparation and 120 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Daal Makhani is a good option for you. The flavour of Daal Makhani is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Daal Makhani on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Daal Makhani recipe on the page below.

Daal Makhani

Ingredients to make Daal Makhani

  • Whole urad dal - 2 cup
  • Kidney beans - 1 cup
  • water - 4 to 5 cups
  • cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • bay leaves - 1 leaf
  • Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • onion - 2 medium sized
  • tomatoes - 4 to 5 (chop
  • Greenchilies- 2 to 3
  • ginger - 1 inch (finely chopped)
  • garlic - 7 to 8 (finely chopped)
  • sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • mango powder - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Salted butter/Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Fresh malai or cream - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • salt as per taste

How to make Daal Makhani

  1. Firstly soak the daal overnight in water and in the morning pressure cook the daal with 5 to 6 whistles and let it cool. Check the daal it should be properly cooked, if not go for more whistles by adding more water.
  2. Take a wok add 2 tbsp of oil, cumin seeds and bay leaf. Let it crackle, add onions, ginger-garlic, chilies and stir them till they turn golden brown in color.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes. Stir it well.
  4. When the tomatoes starts turning soft, add sugar, redchilipowder, coriander powder, mango powder, salt and garam masala.
  5. Add the boiled dal in it.
  6. Stir the dal, when it starts boiling add milk in the wok. Again stir it for 15 minutes. Now add butter and malai both in the daal.
  7. Add water if needed. Mix the dal and keep stirring it till it gets mixed properly.
  8. Add more ghee or butter if required. Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  9. Enjoy your Makhani Dal with rice or crispy parathas.

My Tip:

Special tip to make your makhani dal more tastier is that you should keep the dal on a low flame and it should not have any foam on the top.

Reviews for Daal Makhani (16)

Shalini Verma2 years ago

Thanks for sharing such an easy reciepe of dal makhni...

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Rammi Sood2 years ago

good idea

Shilpa Khetani2 years ago


Jubili Deshmukh2 years ago

superb.... i will try .

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Ritu Sharma2 years ago

Looks superb!

Devanshi 2 years ago


richa shinde2 years ago

looks yum ! gonna try this.