Dal Makhani, Punjabi Recipe


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Dal makhani or maa di dal, as it is popularly known in the punjab, with its smooth velvety texture and lovely flavour is a delicacy that is very much a dish of the punjab.

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Dal Makhani or maa di dal, as it is popularly known in the Punjab, with its smooth velvety texture and lovely flavour is a delicacy that is very much a dish of the Punjab.

Every Punjabi restaurant, roadside eating place and food stall vendor makes the claim that this is a delicacy that they alone can make to perfection. This my own tested recipe dare I claim it as the best?

Dal Makhani is traditionally cooked on a low flame overnight and allowed to thicken. Using a pressure cooker helps cook the dal in a jiffy. Serve hot with naans .

Also do try other recipes that combines beautifully with fresh tomato pulp like Kashmiri Dum Aloo or Cauliflower Stir-fry .

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Dal Makhani, Punjabi Recipe recipe - How to make Dal Makhani, Punjabi Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Method
    Main procedure
  1. Clean, wash and soak the whole urad and rajma overnight.
  2. Drain, add 2 cups of water and salt and pressure cook for 7 whistles or till the dals are overcooked.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Whisk till the dal is almost mashed. Keep aside.
  5. For the tempering, heat the butter in a deep pan and add the cumin seeds.
  6. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the green chillies, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, and onions and sauté till the onions turn golden brown in colour.
  7. Add the ginger-garlic paste,chilli powder, turmeric powder and tomato pulp and cook over a medium flame till the mixture leaves oil.
  8. Add the dal, salt and approx 2 to 3 tbsp water if required and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Add the cream and mix well. Simmer for 2 to 3 more minutes.
  10. Serve hot garnished with coriander and fresh cream.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy278 cal
Protein8.4 g
Carbohydrates23.9 g
Fiber6.9 g
Fat16.9 g
Cholesterol22.5 mg
Sodium97.9 mg

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Dal Makhani, Punjabi Recipe
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 on 23 Jan 18 11:18 PM


Very well explained.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jyoti, We are delighted to know you liked our recipe. Do try more recipes from our website and share with us your feedback.
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11 Jun 18 03:02 PM
Dal Makhani, Punjabi Recipe
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 on 07 Jan 18 12:53 PM


can I use broken black urad dal
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Authentically, Dal Makhani is made using whole urad dal but, you can try using broken black urad dal.
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11 Jun 18 03:03 PM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 11 Nov 17 11:37 AM


All time favorite dal which is a weekend lunch dish at our home. Whenever dal rice is on the menu, this is the most preferred dal as it is not only easy to make, but super yummy too. As we have old parents, who sometimes don''t prefer rice, we serve this with whole wheat paratha and it tastes equally awesome. This is a perfect recipe for "once you start, you can''t stop"!! ??
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for your kind words and we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep reviewing recipes you have loved.
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11 Jun 18 02:26 PM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 04 Aug 17 06:10 PM


Hiii ma''am I am doing a job as a chef I am big fan of your I watched your recipe lots of time I like your recipe style ....I follow your cooking style really ma''am ....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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05 Aug 17 03:27 PM
दाल मखनी, पंजाबी रेसीपी
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 on 27 Jun 17 05:24 PM


Dal makhani ka naam lete hi Dhaba ki yaad aati hai magar Tarlaji ne bahoot hi assan tarike ka recipe ko bataya hai.. Hum Ghar pe hi iss recipe ko bnate hai aour isska swaad bhi bahoot testy hai nan ya tandoori roti ke sath isska maza lijiye
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 19 Apr 17 10:41 PM


Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 13 Apr 17 12:34 PM


Hi! I have to tell you that after 4 trips to India from the U.S., and after many recipe books including the Taj hotel recipe books in Bombay, I have now found a mackani recipe I love!! And it''s yours! I was raised in France, where food is a sort of religion.. But Indian cooking is my 1st choice because we are vegetarians. So do take this as a great compliment - I''m in love with your dish. If you come to America I''ll teach you how to make crepes, or ratatouille! Merci beaucoup ... Thanks again.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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14 Apr 17 09:00 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 23 Mar 17 08:10 PM


Hello mam...Thx for teaching all yummy food.....Is it necessary to dock call overnight ??? One of my friends just cook it directly using pinch of soda in cooker ??? Pls guide is it possible N advised
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Charu, Thank you for your kind words. We would suggest to soak it overnight and then pressure cook it, its get softer and is easy to digest.
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24 Mar 17 08:36 AM
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 31 Jan 17 06:28 PM


Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe )
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 on 31 Dec 16 08:59 AM


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