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Dal Makhani

Sakshi Khanna
0 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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A hearty dish prepared with dal and kidney beans enjoyed best with fresh naan.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Everyday
  • Punjabi
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1 cup Urad dal
  2. 4 cups water
  3. cup Kidney bean (rajma)
  4. 2 medium size tomatoes chopped
  5. 1 medium size onion chopped
  6. 4-5 garlic finely chopped
  7. 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  8. 3 tbsp butter or ghee or oil
  9. 3 tbsp full fat cream
  10. 1 tsp Garam masala
  11. 1 tsp cumin powder
  12. tsp turmeric powder
  13. tsp red chili powder
  14. Few coriander leaves for garnishing (optional)
  15. salt as required


  1. Soak the rajma and urad dal overnight.
  2. Add the urad dal, rajma, cumin powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, garam masala, butter, cream in a pressure cooker.
  3. In a pressure cooker, add all the ingredients including the dals/lentils and white butter.
  4. Add water. Pressure cook for some 12-15 whistles.
  5. You should be able to mash the both the urad dal and rajma with spoon if they are cooked completely.
  6. Add water if required. Now again open the cooker and let the dal makhani simmer in the cooker itself without the lid for 10-15 minutes or more till you get a smooth and creamy consistency and texture.
  7. If you wish to add cream, you can add cream now and let the dal makhani simmer for 5 or 10 minutes more.
  8. If you like then you can Garnish Dal Makhani with coriander-cilantro leaves (optional).
  9. Serve dal makhani hot with hot rotis, naan, or jeera rice.

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ridhi saini
ridhi saini   Jul-16-2018

Wow, nice

ashish kumar
ashish kumar   May-23-2018


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