Dal Makhani | Indian Recipe

Dal Makhani
Hi everyone! How are you all doing? I hope great, unlike us. We are struggling to be back to normal as soon as possible due to hubs ongoing flu. But that cannot stop us from wandering in the kingdom of aromas and rich food. That being said, let me share today’s super rich and yum Indian delicacy Dal Makhani, dal is lentil and makhani is for makkhan/butter. It is the most popular recipe that is most sought after in the restaurants and people love cooking it at home as well. So, without wasting anytime further, let’s get started with this incredible recipe. What you need to serve 4:
  • Whole black urad dal: 1/2 cup
  • Rajma (kidney beans): 1 tbsp.
  • Ginger, grated: 1 in.
  • Garlic, grated: 2 cloves
  • Green chillies, finely chopped: 2
  • Onion, finely chopped: 1 large
  • Tomato: 1 large, finely chopped; or half a can if using canned tomatoes
  • Fresh cream: 1/2 cup
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Cloves: 2
  • Chilli powder: 1/2 tsp or as per your preference
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Vegetable oil: 2 tbsp.
  • Butter: 2 tbsp.
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Cilantro: few sprigs
  • Wash and soak the urad dal and rajma overnight or for 5-6 hours.
  • Pressure cook the soaked dal and rajma in a pressure cooker with around 1.5 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder for about 6-7 whistles.
  • Once the steam has evaporated, mash the dal with a ladle and boil again for about 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large pan on medium high and add vegetable oil in it.
  • Once the oils is hot enough, add the bay leaf, cloves, jeera.
  • Once the previous ingredients start to splutter add green chillies, ginger, garlic and onions and sauté for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add red chilli powder followed by adding tomatoes. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the dal that we have already cooked, fresh cream and butter and boil for a few minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer in a serving bowl, garnish with some fresh cream and fresh cilantro, I also sprinkled some cheese, totally optional. Serve hot with parathas or rice and enjoy this deliciousness!
Have you tried making Dal Makhani at home? I hope you give this recipe a try and share your views in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by and reading! 🙂