Dal Makhani | How to make Dal Makhani

By Priya Mani  |  10th Aug 2016  |  
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About Dal Makhani Recipe

Rich buttery creamy gravy.

Dal Makhani is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Dal Makhani is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Dal Makhani by Priya Mani will help you to prepare the perfect Dal Makhani in your kitchen at home. Dal Makhani needs 20 minutes for the preparation and 35 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Dal Makhani. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Dal Makhani. In case you have any questions on how to make the Dal Makhani you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Priya Mani. Dal Makhani will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Dal Makhani

Ingredients to make Dal Makhani

  • red kidney beans 1/2 cup
  • Black urad daal 1/2 cup
  • butter 2 to 3 tbsp
  • ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 tsp
  • Whole garam masala
  • onion 1 finely chopped
  • Tomato puree of 3 big tomatoes
  • Fresh cream 100 ml plus garnishing
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tsp
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Kasthori methi 1 tsp

How to make Dal Makhani

  1. Soak the dal overnight. Cook dal with required salt for 6 to 7 whistle and keep aside.
  2. In a pan add little bit oil, about 2 tsp and add 1 tsp butter.
  3. Once heated, add cumin seeds, once cracked add whole garam masala spices.
  4. Followed by onion and saute until golden brown, add ginger garlic paste and saute well until raw smells off.
  5. Add tomato puree and mix well.
  6. Add all the spices like turmeric powder, coriander and red Chilli powder and salt, mix well and close the lid.
  7. After 10 mins add little water to make gravy (you can add the daal cooked water also) add cooked daal.
  8. Check the seasoning.
  9. And close the lid for again for 15 mins, cook on medium flame until thick.
  10. Once thick, add fresh cream and butter.
  11. Finally add kasturi methi and mix well and take it off the flame.
  12. Transfer to the serving bowl and garnish with some fresh cream and coriander leaves.

My Tip:

Butter and fresh cream

Reviews for Dal Makhani (2)

Madhu Juneja3 years ago


Taahira Laiq3 years ago

looks so rich..can i omit the garlic?

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