Veg Recipes

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani or Maa Di Dal, Probably one of the most ordered dal dish across all Indian restaurants, is a rich buttery curry that infuses black urad dal with rajma beans to create a flavorful drama that creates a memory to last long enough till gobbled again. In this post I will be sharing with you a very easy Restaurant-Style recipe of this simply amazing dish that will tantilize your taste buds.

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • Black Urad Dal – 200 Grams
  • Rajma or Red Kidney beans – 75 Grams
  • Tomato – 2 Medium sized
  • Onion – 2 Medium sized
  • Green Chilli – 1 to 2
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • Butter – 40 grams
  • Hing or asafoetida- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 table spoon
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Kasuri methi – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Black Pepper – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste



  • Soak the dal and rajma for 4-5 hours and pressure cook it for 3 whistles on a high flame and 15 mins on a low flame.
  • Heat some oil in a pan. To it, add the hing and cumin seeds and allow it to flutter.
  • Add the chopped onions and cook till they turn slightly brown. Now add the finely chopped green chillies.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the finely choped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Let it cook until the tomatoes are tender.
  • Mix the boiled dal and rajma mixture and add enough water and allow the gravy to boil.
  • Add the coriander leaves, garam masala, black pepper powder and butter.
  • Serve with a dollop of fresh cream.

Tip : To make a low fat version, add half a cup of milk instead of the butter to get the same taste.


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