Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dal Makhani Punjabi style

Dal Makhani or Dal Makhni is a popular dish from Punjab,India.It makes a rich meal. Main ingredients are red kidney beans, whole black lentil, butter, creams and spices. I prepared it recently and it was yummy. Its a rich vegetarian dish which makes a good accompaniment with rice, rotis, naans and parathas. 
Preparation time: 2 hours

Servings : 5-6

Whole black urad lentil -3/4 cup
Red kidney beans -1/4cup
Chopped onion -1 cup or less
Chopped tomatoes-2 cups or less
Chopped cilantro
Cumin powder-1/2tspoon
Cumin seeds-1/2tspoon
Kasuri methi powder-1/2tspoon
Garlic -9 cloves [paste/finely chopped]
Ginger-1 inch [paste/finely chopped]
Garam masala -1.5tspoon
Red chilli powder- 1 tspoon or more or less
Fresh cream -1/2cup
Butter -2 -3 tablespoons
Oil -2 tspoons
Salt as per taste


  1. Soak black urad and red kidney beans overnight 
  2. Cook them in 4 cups of water by adding  salt
  3. Heat butter and oil in a cooking pan, add cumin seeds and let it crackle
  4. Now add chopped onion and fry it until it is golden color
  5. Add tomato, ginger and garlic. Allow it to cook until tomato becomes mashable.
  6. Now add only boiled urad dal and red kidney beans and not the stew.
  7. Mash the dals using a wooden laddle.
  8. Stir continuously and you could see there is creamy texture,
  9. Add the stew[water in which dal is cooked].
  10. Add Kasuri methi powder, garam masala, cumin seeds powder, red chilli powder.
  11. Cook in simmer for 15 minutes
  12. Add fresh cream mix well and cook for 4-5 more minutes.
  13. Sprinkle coriander leaves and dal makhani is ready to serve with rice, naan, roti or paratha.

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