Dal Makhani | How to make Dal Makhani

By Bobby Kochar  |  13th Aug 2016  |  
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About Dal Makhani Recipe

Rich, sumptuous Dal Makhani is a delight for not only Punjabis but for everyone.

Dal Makhani, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Dal Makhani is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Bobby Kochar. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Dal Makhani is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Dal Makhani recipe by Bobby Kochar. Dal Makhani can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Dal Makhani just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Dal Makhani can serve 6 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Dal Makhani.

Dal Makhani

Ingredients to make Dal Makhani

  • 3/4 cup Whole urad dal
  • 1/4 cup rajma 
  • 4 cups water
  • Enough water for soaking them
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp ginger Garlic paste 
  • 2-3 Black cardamom
  • 1 " cinnamon stick 
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp  Garam masala 
  • Chopped coriander for garnishing 
  • 1 Green chilli (Finely chopped) 
  • 3 onions  (chopped finely)
  • 6 tomatoes (pureed)

How to make Dal Makhani

  1. Wash and soak Rajma and Urad dal in enough water overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  2. Water should be extra as it expands in size. Drain and rinse properly. 
  3. Add 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker. When it boils, add rajma, dal along with salt, green chillies and ginger garlic paste. 
  4. Pressure cook for 1/2 an hour. When the pressure is completely released, open and take off the lid and mash it lightly.
  5. Blend tomatoes in a mixer. Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel. 
  6. Add cumin seeds and when it crackles, add ginger garlic paste. Sauté till it releases a nice aroma. Add Cinnamon and Black cardamom and sauté till they become aromatic.
  7. Add finely chopped onions and sauté on low flame till they are golden brown in color. Add Tomato puree and red chilli powder and cook till it leaves oil.
  8. Add kasoori methi and mix well. Add it to cooked dal and simmer it till it becomes thick. Put garam masala in it.
  9. Add butter and stir it so that it mixes properly. Let it cool down a little and then add cream.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with Lachcha Paranthas. 

My Tip:

Note : Let it cool down a little before adding cream as it might curdle in hot dal.

Reviews for Dal Makhani (12)

Puja pa year ago

Came out really tasty

Sonal Kotriwala2 years ago


Vaishali Sankhayan3 years ago

very yumm recipe ! Tried it .

Nishat Begum3 years ago


Prerna Desai3 years ago


Geeta Garasia3 years ago

tasty dish

Sonal Suchak3 years ago


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