Monday, March 28, 2011

Daal Makhani

Daal Makhani is one of my favourite daals. The rich and thick daal is a treat to be eaten with parathas, roti but tastes best with hot steamed white rice. The daal is cooked in simmer for a long time and made with butter and garnished with cream.


Black Daal( Whole Urad)- 1 Cup
Red Rajma- 1/4 Cup
Onion- 1 Big
Ginger- 2 inch piece
Garlic- 2 or 3 Cloves
Tomatoes- 3 Big
Heeng- 1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1/2 tsp


Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Daal Makhani Masala- 2 tsp ( I use catch brand) or Garam Masala- 1 tsp

Butter - 2tbsp + 1 tbsp for garnishing
Fresh Cream- 1/4 Cup
Coriander leaves- For garnishing

  • Soak black daal and rajma together for overnight.
  • Wash the daals and add it in pressure cooker along with 5 cups of water, heeng and a tsp of salt.
  • Pressure cook in medium high for 2 whistles and then keep the gas in simmer and let the daals cook for further 40- 45 minutes. Once cooked let the cooker cool down and then open the cooker and mash the daals little with the back of ladle.
  • Meanwhile grind onions, ginger and garlic together and keep separate.
  • Grind the tomatoes also and keep separate.
  • In a deep kadhai heat 2 tbsp of butter and add mustard and cumin and let them splutter.
  • Once spluttered add the onion paste and saute till the paste turns golden brown.
  • Add the tomatoes paste, salt and all the spices and cook till the paste starts leaving oil from side.
  • Add the cooked daal and mix everything nicely. Keep the daal for simmering for atleast 1/2 an hour stirring in between.
  • Add in remaining 1 tbsp of butter, fresh cream and coriander leaves and switch off the gas.

Serve hot with rice or rotis.

Sending this daal to hearth and soul blog hop event co hosted by my dear friend kankana.
Also to A.W.E.D started by DK and hosted by Ayeesha of Taste of Pearl City

Hearth and Soul Hop at Sunshine and Smile


  1. A very yummy rich and healthy recipe...

  2. love the dal draping the rice - looks super inviting - all I need is pappad and achar on the side :)

  3. Dal Makhani looks dleicious my favorite one.

  4. Wat a fabulous looking protein packed dal makhani, am yet to post mine...Simply irresistible..

  5. Delicious classic dal makani.

  6. Lovely dal makhani, delicious and creamy.

  7. Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

  8. creamy and rich makhani.LLove to have with hot rice

  9. Hey- was just editing my dal makhani post n here you are with your yummy version- looks so creamy n delish!

    Thanks for trying out the coffee will let my hubby know as all the credit for the recipe goes to him :)

    US Masala

  10. Wow Raji, the dal is looking sumptuous with rice. So this is gng to be my menu for tomorrow...thnks !

  11. yummy and delicious recipe,i love to have it with rotis...

  12. i love dal makhni, perfect with steaming hot rice..

  13. my husband's fav daal :) I would like it if you share this dish with Hearth and Soup Hop. Visit my post to link :) Thanks!

  14. My favorite,I love it with steamed rice than roti or naan,yummy and creamy!

  15. Very delicious recipe.. Looks simply superb.. Thanks for the gr8 recipe !!

    Indian Cuisine

  16. Wow, looks delicious over hot rice.

  17. Your daal looks and sounds wonderful. I'm learning...slowly.. about Indian cooking; and I love the idea of adding just a bit of butter and cream. I'll bet they really add to the richness and the mouthfeel of the dish.

    Thanks for sharing at Hearth and Soul!!

  18. ahh omg ! your second picture, instantly made my mouth water!
    this is a fantastic recipe!

  19. Mine is still lying in the draft, yours is so good, simply irresistible...awesome click

  20. Gorgeous - Daal makhani is my favourite alongside some fluffy naan and rice. Thanks for visiting KO Rasoi!


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