Dal Makhani

Dear Friends,

This dal recipe comes from Northern part of India. This is my daughter’s favourite dish. It is very healthy and tastes great. This recipe serves 3 people.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Whole Urad – 1 cup
Kidney beans – 1/3 cup
Yogurt – 1/2 cup
Finely diced Onion – 1
Tomato puree – 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Oil for cooking
Salt to taste
Butter – small cube


1. Soak dry urad and kidney beans for 5-6 hrs and then pressure cook (4-5 whistles) with little salt and 1 tsp oil. After pressure cooker cools down, mash the beans inside the cooker, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, yogurt and salt to taste. You can add some water to adjust consistency. Cook on slow gas for 15-20 minutes.

2. In a pan heat the oil, add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds are slightly brown add onion. When onions are translucent, add tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes. Now add mashed bean mixture. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes stir continuously. At the end add butter cube and turn off the heat.
Dal makhani

5. Serve this dal makhani when it is hot with rice or roti.
Dal makhani

Try this easy to cook dish and let me know your comments 🙂

Also let me know if you have any questions regarding the dish.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy cooking!

Author: Bhavna's Food Journey

Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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