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Dal Makhani

Neha.Gupta's picture
  Black urad dal 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chana dal 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Rajma 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Ghee 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ginger paste 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Mdh dal makhani masala 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Dal makhani masala 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Mdh)
  Cilantro 1 Tablespoon, chopped

Preparing Dal

1. Wash, mix and soak Dals overnight
2. Pressure cook Dals with 1 tbsp Ginger paste, 1 tsp Salt (or as per taste)
3. When Dals are done, take 1/3rd of the dal and blend it in the blender
4. Lightly mash the remaining 2/3rd dal with a spatula
5. Mix the blended and mashed dal together
6. Add more Water if required

For Seasoning

1. Mix 1 tbsp of Tomato Paste (Hunt's) with 1/4th cup of water (tomato paste qty can be adjusted to get the desired tangy-ness)
2. Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee in a small pan on medium heat
3. Add 1/2 tbsp Ginger Paste (or as per taste)
Ginger will splutter badly on high heat, so reduce the heat to medium-high/ medium and Saute/cover as required for 1 minute
4. Add Tomato paste (made in step 1)
5. Cook it a little on medium heat, say for 2-3 min
6. Add 1/2 tbsp "MDH" Dal Makhani Masala (or as per taste)
7. Cook for few more minutes -> 2-3 min
8. Add the seasoning to the Dal and mix well
9. Add water and salt to the dal (if required)
10. Add Ghee and heavy cream (optional)
11. Garnish with Cilantro

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 178 Calories from Fat 20

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.4%

Saturated Fat 0.87 g4.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.4 mg1.1%

Sodium 153.4 mg6.4%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.4%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.5%

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 11 g21.4%

Vitamin A 12.1% Vitamin C 3.1%

Calcium 16.9% Iron 9.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Thanks Neha for sharing this wonderful dal makhani recipe. This dal makhani is great side dish from punjabi Cuisine. With Tandoori roti it tastes great. I like this dal makhani very much.
Snigdha's picture
Looks good. Its a common side-dish with most Indian Breads.
Neha.Gupta's picture
Thank you Ganesh and Snigdha. I love Dal Makhani ... esp with Parathas.. Its a "must-have" menu item for my parties..
shantihhh's picture
I also love dahl! I love the Dahl Makhani and also Hyderabadi dahl, well almost every kind of dahl. I lmost always toss in some curry leaves/murrieya koenigii and green chiles aswe love spice! Shanti/Mary-Anne
Dal Makhani Recipe