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Monday, September 26, 2016

Dal Makhani (Restaurant Style) - Punjabi Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani is a Nutritious Creamy Gravy made with Whole Urad dal, Rajma, butter,cream as main Ingredient.It is a very Popular Punjabi dish Goes well with Chapathi,Roti's,Phulka's,Kulcha's,Jeera Rice, plain Rice & Pulao. This dal is packed with richest sources of proteins for vegetarians. This dal is also good for women as it has iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium which makes it a healthy pulse.Rajma also has fibre and protein content as it is full of antioxidants too.Today we will learn about healthy nutritious Punjabi side dish.

Dal Makhani

 Prep Time :  15 + soaking Time   min. 
Cook Time : 40 minutes.
Recipe Category: Sidedish
Recipe Cusine :Punjabi


whole urad dal - 3/4 cup.
Red Rajma - 1/4 cup.
Onions - 2.
Tomato - 2.
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp.
Chilli Powder - 1 + 1/2 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Butter - 1 tbsp+ 1 tbsp.
oil - 1 tbsp.
Fresh Cream - 1/4 cup + 1/2 tsp

To Temper

Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Cinammon - 1.
Cloves -2.
Cardomom -2.
Bay leaves -1.


Soak Whole Urad dal & Red Rajma together for 8 - 9 hours. Then remove the water & add fresh water & pressure cook it with needed water for 12 - 14  whistles at high flame, till it turns soft.


  • Heat 1 tbsp of butter + 1 tbsp of oil, add cumin seeds, cinnamon,cloves,Cardomom,Bayleaf. Saute till you get nice smell from spices. Then add finely chopped onions & Ginger Garlic Paste, saute till onions turns Golden brown colour.

  • Then add finely chopped tomatoes, add all spice powders chilli powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder,Cumin Powder  coriander Powder & salt.Saute till tomatoes turns mushy.Meanwhile Mash the dals well with potato masher or ladle.

  • Then add cooked urad dal & Red Rajma along with Stock. Add needed water, according to the consistency.
  • Cook in simmer mode for 15 - 20 minutes, till it gets Gravy consitency.Then add butter, mix well.Finally  add fresh cream, give a quick mix & switch off the flame. Garnish with fresh cilantro.Decorate with fresh Cream.

  • Always choose Red Rajma, which cooks faster than deep reddish colour Rajma.
  • Gravy tastes Good, if you cook in sim mode for longer time.
  • Instead of fresh cream, you can add whole Milk.
  • Adding coriander Powder & cumin powder gives nice flavour to the Gravy. 


Anonymous said...

Healthy,delicious and flavorful dal Recipe. Beautifully presented...

Sundari Nathan said...

healthy and yummy dal!! my all time favourite!!

tastentips said...

Delicious dal.........love it with tandoori roti.

jeenaskitchenrecipes said...

Dal Makhni is my favourite. Looks tempting and Delicious perfect to go with roti / naan