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Homemade Dal Makhni



Dal Makhani is a popular Indian dish made with whole black lentil and kidney beans in a tomato onion base. It is usually served with rice or naan bread. The lentils are cooked until they are soft and creamy, and then simmered in a rich, creamy sauce made with butter, cream, and a variety of spices. The dish is often garnished with fresh cilantro and served with a dollop of butter.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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black lentils (urad dal)

1 cup

red kidney beans (rajma)

1/4 cup


2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chili powder

1/2 teaspoon

amchur powder

1/2 teaspoon

kasuri methi

1/2 teaspoon


1/4 cup


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


Salt to taste

chopped cilantro

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 ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds.

Step 4:

When the cumin seeds start to crackle, add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 5:

Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.

Step 6:

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.

Step 7:

Add the coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, amchur powder, and kasuri methi.

Step 8:

Mix everything together and cook for a few minutes.

Step 9:

Add the cooked lentils and beans and mix everything together.

Step 10:

Add cream and butter and mix everything together.

Step 11:

Simmer the dal makhni for 10-15 minutes.

Step 12:

Add salt to taste and mix everything together.

Step 13:

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 19153 users have chowed down on Homemade Dal Makhni a whopping 31636 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Homemade Dal Makhni, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in december.

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Who preferred this food the most?

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