Dal Makhani

Dal makhani is a very famous dish. This recipe is made with whole urad (black lentil), kidney beans with spice.

Ingredients :

  • Whole urad 1 cup
  • Kidney beans (red) 3/4 cup
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 big size onion (small chopped)
  • 2-3 tomato (small chopped)
  • 2-3 spoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon desi ghee
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cream
  • Spice
  • 1 spoon Cumin seed
  • Asafetida
  • Cinnamon 2 inch stick
  • 3-4 Green cardamom
  • Nutmeg (one pinch)
  • 3-4 Spoon fennel seed powder
  • Kasoori methi (dry green fenugreek)
  • Kashmiri mirch


  • First, soak both urad and rajma for 6-8 hours. In the pressure cooker add soaked lentils and kidney beans and salt
  • Put enough water to cover the lentils. start Cooking with high flame after one whistle you can change it to medium flame and let it cook for another 15-20 minutes or until the grains cook completely.
  • After that, open the cooker and mash the grain roughly not too much.
  • Take a heavy bottom pan roast kassoori methi in it. keep it aside.
  • Put ghee (if you do not want use ghee, you can use oil) add cumin seed, asafetida sauté well put small chopped onion, ginger & garlic pastes fry it till  onion starts to change color to pink then put other spices and tomatoes mix it well and  cook  for 2-3 minutes, add lentils mixture. If you feel your dal is thick then you can add water as much as required then cook 5-10 minutes on low flame.
  • After that close it and for serving you put butter, a little cream, crush the roasted dry fenugreek leaves.
  • Serve with roti or naan.

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