Aug 10, 2011

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani

This is a great dish for parties because it is so rich and creamy...This is a perfect dish to make your kids eat dal,since this one don’t taste like the usual dal recipe..Dal makhani means dals cooked in butter.(since makhani means butter)....But I used less butter and added some oil in this..If you want it to be very rich you could cook this entirely in butter..You could even skip the cream with milk..I hope you will make this now and tell me how it came...

Black Urad Dal-1 cup Dried Beans or use 1 can of dal
Tomato Puree-2 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tblspn
Cumin seeds / Jeera – 1 tsp
Chilli powder-2 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Kasuri Methi leaves(Dried Fenugreek leaves)-1 tblspn
Heavy Cream-3 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp
Butter-2 tblspn
Oil-1 tblspn


Wash urad dal in lots of water..Soak this over night.Drain it and pressure cook with a little bit of salt for 3 whistles and simmer it for 20 min.Drain it and keep it aside.

Heat oil and butter in kadai and crackle some cumin seeds.

Add in ginger garlic paste and sauté for 30 sec.

Add in tomato puree and mix well.Throw in red chilli powder,coriander powder,salt,sugar and cook this for 5-7 min.

Add in the drained beans and some of the cooking water and mix well.

Add in kasuri methi leaves,garam masala powder and mix well.Simmer this for 5-10 min on a slow flame.

Finish the curry with heavy cream and mix well.

Serve hot with rice or roti.


Grab your ingrediants

cook dal till it is cooked and soft

melt butter and oil

add cumin seeds
add ginger garlic paste

pour in tomato puree

add chilli powder

add in coriander powder

add salt and sugar

throw in the dal..

pour in some of the water from the cooked dal..

add in kasuri methi leaves

and garam masala powder...

drizzle some cream in this....

all done...

Serve with a swirl of cream and a dollop of butter



  1. very very yummy n very well demonstrated..

  2. Wow creamy yummy curry...looks very tempting

  3. always wanted to do dal makkani but somehow i keep postponding... now i think i shuld try this...

  4. Amazingly delicious looking dal. Excellent step by step preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. love dal makhani.....very tasty and healthy...

  6. My favorite has become more yummy. .....thanks

  7. Hi, should we soak the urad dall before cooking. How does black urad dall looks green in your pic.does it change colour after cooking...

  8. @AnonymousYes u have to soak it overnight. And yes it do change colour after cooking

  9. Hi aarthi,your recipes are awesome!!
    I would like to know how to make fresh cream at home,Thank you!

  10. Ur recipes r so yummy..the picture presentation is the best appears so easy to cook..

  11. Its not the way it should be made, just saying,

  12. hello mam...can we use amul cream???

  13. hi mam can I use green gram dal instead of black daal
    ?? there is nno onions in ur receipe.. can I use onions will it b nice

  14. @Anonymousu can use onions. And black dal is what gives the taste. Green gram will change the recipe. U can use that. but it is not dal makhani

  15. Hi aarthi...superb recipe...please tell me why we add sugar in it???

  16. @Ravinder kaurthe little sugar will make this taste good

  17. Tried out this tonight and it was yummy and the best part is it quite simple and easy to make. Thank you and please keep up the good work Aarthi :-)


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