Monday, June 17, 2013

Dal Makhni

  • Whole urad dal with skin – 100 g
  • Red kidney beans – 100 g
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 3
  • Chili powder – ¾ Table spoon
  • Coriander powder – ½ Table spoon
  • Cumin powder – ½ Tea spoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Table spoon
  • Ginger and garlic paste – 2 Table spoons
  • Unsalted butter – 50 g
  • Fresh cream – 20 ml
  • Canola oil – 2 Table spoons
  • Mustard seeds – 1/8 Tea spoon
  •  Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Soak urad dal and red kidney beans over night in water. Discard soaked water and rinse them well in fresh water.
  • Cook them with little salt and water. Keep it aside.
  • Puree tomato and keep aside.
  • In a frying pan, heat oil. When the oil is in medium heat add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they pop up add ginger - garlic paste and tomato puree. Toss them well.
  • Add chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Cook these mixtures on a medium heat until oil separates.
  • Add cooked dal mixture, butter, a cup of water, adjust salt and cook for about 20 minutes on a low heat. Add fresh cream and continue to cook for few minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • It can be served warm with chapati, poori, and rice.


  1. Nutritious n yummy side for roti! !!

  2. Glad to see u back Krishaveni, dal makhani looks fabulous, nutritious.

  3. பலநாள் கழித்து உங்க பதிவைப் பார்ப்பதில் சந்தோஷம் வேணி! தால் மக்னி சூப்பரா இருக்கு.

  4. nutritious and delicious daal makhani....

  5. Hi,

    Dal makhni is one of my favorites...loved your presentation :-)

    Mukta from