Dal Makhani Recipe - Restaurant Style - Without Onions

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Sep. 24, 2014

Dal Makhani, As the name says, Makhani. Which means buttery.. This butter, creamy, rich and delicious Dal Makhani can beat any one.. Goes well with any Indian Flat bread or Rice!


Black lentil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Urad Dal)
Kidney beans 2 Teaspoon (Rajma)
Split bengal gram 1 Teaspoon
Tomato puree 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cream 3 Tablespoon (3
Butter 2 Tablespoon (2
Ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Shahi jeera 1/2 Teaspoon (Black Cumin)
Salt To Taste
Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon (OR More as per taste)
Coriander powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon



Soak the Urad dal, Rajma for a minimum of 6-7 hours. Soak the  Chana Dal only for 2 hours.


Add all soaked lentils to a pressure cooker. Cook for 5 whistles in high flame and then simmer for 10 mins.

In a pan, add the butter and oil. Now the Ginger Garlic paste and cumin. Cook until raw smell goes. Now add in the tomato, salt and cook until it starts leaving sides.

Now add in the coriander-cumin powder, red chili powder, cook until it leaves the fat.

Tip in the boiled lentils, the water in which the lentils were boiled, fresh water and make it runny.

Let it boil, cover and cook in med flame for 15 mins. Add in the cream. Cover and cook for another 15 mins..

Add in the garam masala.

Serve Hot with your favorite Indian Bread.



The more you cook the dal, the more tastyit would be. In case you have time cook for  1½ hour minimum adding checking every 10-15 mins and adding water.

You can increase the spices and it will be even tastier!

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 236Calories from Fat 70

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 435 mg18.13%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet