Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) | How to make Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal)

By Megha Sharma  |  20th Jul 2016  |  
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About Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) Recipe

Dal Makhni is creamed lentils delicately tempered and seasoned with exotic spices, it is a very popular Punjabi (North India) lentil dish and a world famous delicacy which can be enjoyed with naan, paratha or rice too.

Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) is delicious and authentic dish. Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) by Megha Sharma is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 30 minutes and it takes 60 minutes to cook it properly. Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal). Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) at your home.

Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal)

Ingredients to make Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal)

  • 3/4 cup Whole Urad Dal (black gram)
  • 1/4 cup Rajma (red kidney beans)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 Pinch asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 big tomato pureed
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • Pinch of Kasuri methi
  • salt to taste

How to make Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal)

  1. Soak Urad dal and rajma overnight in 3 to 4 cups of water.
  2. Pressure cook the soaked rajma and dal with a pinch of turmeric and salt till they get soft, when cooked with the help of a ladle press and mash them a little then keep aside.
  3. Heat oil and butter in a thick bottomed pan add cumin seeds and let them splutter then asafetida, add chopped green chili and onions, when onions get translucent add ginger-garlic paste then let it cook till onions get golden brown.
  4. Add tomato puree, mix well and then add all the spices, salt to it.
  5. Mix and let it cook till the oil separates, add boiled dal and rajma. Adjust consistency with hot water if needed and let it cook on sim heat.
  6. Add fresh cream, yoghurt, garam masala, kasuri methi and cook for another 5 minutes on simmer.
  7. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves an fresh cream on top.

My Tip:

Dal Makhani is ready enjoy with naan, paratha, tandoori roti or jeera rice. The key is to let the dal cook on simmer heat to make it really creamy and delicious.

Reviews for Dal Makhani (Maa ki Dal) (5)

Manisha Bishta year ago


Parveen Shivani Parveen Bashir2 years ago

Hi. wanted to ask , wen we soak the urad dal overnight then the chilka of the dal comes out? is it ok

Medha Ghai2 years ago


shabana jawed2 years ago


Asiya Moideen2 years ago

delicious and very healthy