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Dal Makhani



Dal Makhani is a flavorful Indian dish made with black lentils, butter, and cream. It is a rich and creamy dish that is often served with rice or naan. The lentils are cooked slowly over a low flame for several hours, allowing the flavors to blend together. The dish is often garnished with fresh cilantro and a dollop of butter.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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whole black lentils (sabut urad dal)

2 cups

red kidney beans (rajma)

1/4 cup


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

bay leaves




green cardamoms


ginger paste

1 teaspoon

garlic paste

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1/2 teaspoon

coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon

tomato puree

2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Soak the lentils and kidney beans overnight in water.

Step 2:

Drain the water and pressure cook the lentils and beans with 2 cups of water for 4-5 whistles.

Step 3:

Heat butter and oil in a pan.

Step 4:

Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves and cardamoms.

Step 5:

Add ginger and garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 6:

Add red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder and turmeric powder.

Step 7:

Add tomato puree and cook for a few minutes.

Step 8:

Add the cooked lentils and beans and mix well.

Step 9:

Add cream and salt to taste.

Step 10:

Simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Step 11:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Step 12:

Serve hot with naan or roti.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 68379 users have chowed down on Dal Makhani a whopping 118304 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Delhi, Chandigarh, Indore, Lucknow, Kolkata are the top 5 cities gobbling up Dal Makhani like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Dal Makhani, our users are head over heels in april, but the interest cools down in juneoctober.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Dal Makhani is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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