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Dal Makhani is a very popular Indian recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Dal Makhni by following this easy recipe.

Dal Makhani Recipe
Preparation Time
15 Minutes
Cooking Time
40-60 Minutes
8.5 / 10 ( 37 votes)
Recipe Type
196 cal per serving

• 1 cup Whole Urad Daal
• 1 Onion (finely chopped)
• 3 Green chilies (finely chopped)
• 1 tbsp Red Kidney Beans
• A few Coriander Leaves (chopped)
• 4-5 flakes Garlic Paste
• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1 Tomato (finely chopped)
• 1/2 cup Stirred Curd
• 1/2 cup Fresh Stirred Cream
• 2 tbsp Butter
• 1 inch Ginger Piece (chopped)
• 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
• 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
• Red Chili Powder to taste
• Salt to taste
How to make Dal Makhani:
Soak kidney beans overnight in water.
Put urad daal and kidney beans with water and a little salt in a pressure cooker and cook for about 25 minutes.
Mash the mixture and again cook for 15-20 minutes.
Add cream and curd to the daal.
Heat oil in a kadhai.
Saute cumin seeds and add garlic paste.
Fry the paste till light brown.
Add onions and saute till golden brown.
Add tomatoes, ginger, and green chilies.
Fry till tomatoes turn soft.
Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chili powder, and salt.
Fry for a few minutes.
Reduce the flame to medium. Add daal and stir.
Remove from the flame as soon as it begins to boil.
Add garam masala powder.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and add a dash of butter.
Serve with naan or hot rice.

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  Recipe Reviews
this is fantastic. my husband loves to taste it any time

Submitted by: shipra dubey
posted : 02-Mar-2012 05:06 AM

really dis is yummyyyyyyyyyyyy
try it!
Submitted by: archana singh
posted : 11-Jan-2012 05:28 AM

its awesome
awesome tht i cant tell whn i ate it i felt tht i was in heaven
Submitted by: jayshreediwani
posted : 30-Aug-2011 12:15 AM

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