Dal Makhani

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Dal Makhani is one of the most popular north Indian dish. This delicacy is made with Black gram Beans which is also called as Black Matpe Beans, Mungo beans, Vigna Mungo, Black gram or whole urad beans. And Kidney Beans can also be added to make this recipe more nutritious and delicious.


  • 34 cup whole Black Gram Beans OR Urad Dal OR Black Matpe Beans
  • 14 cup Red kidney beans
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 onion Chopped
  • 2 Tbs Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 3-4 Tbs Butter
  • 1 Tbs Garam Malsala
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • Pinch of Kasoori methi

Make it:

  • Soak Urad dal and Red Kidney Beans overnight in 3-4 cups of water.
  • Cook them in a pot, in same water with salt till it becomes soft. or Cook them in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles.
  • Meanwhile in a non stick pan add butter and heat it up. Add cumin seeds when it crackles add Ginger Garlic paste. Saute them until it becomes fragrant.
  • Add chopped onions, saute til they becomes translucent to light brown in color.
  • Now, add chopped tomatoes, saute them til it becomes soft.
  • Add chili powder, mix everything for a minute.
  • Add cooked Urad dal and Kidney beans to the pan( Drain water and keep it aside). Crush the dals with back of the ladle.
  • Now, add milk and mix everything well.
  • Add salt to taste and cover the lid. Cook everything on medium flame for 15-20 minutes.
  • To adjust the consistency you can add drained water we kept aside earlier.
  • Add garam masala powder and let it simmer for another five minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and season it with pinch of Kasoori methi.
  • Top it up with melted butter and serve hot with Rice or Naan.


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12 Comments Add yours

  1. jyo says:

    It’s an EPIC curry, one of my fav curry too❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. PS says:

      Thank you dear!!!Mine too!


  2. InspiresN says:

    This is one curry that always impresses my guests. lovely share!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. PS says:

      Yes,indeed it’s a crowd pleasure.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. LocalChef says:

      Its a nice recipe 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. PS says:

        I am glad you liked it…It means a lot.


  3. Nice addition of kidney beans and super nice recipe 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. PS says:

      Yes, It enhances the taste with added nutrients!


  4. One of my favourites. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ruchi says:


    I saw your ready made flour Mathia receipe. Thank you for it. I have question about it. I also bought Swad flour. I am trying to make them first time. So the question is : isn’t the flour comes with all the spices on it? You have mention some of the spices to add. Is it for extra taste or you need to add them? Please clarify.

    Hope I make sense.

    Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. PS says:

      Hi Ruchi, Thank you for reaching out to me. I am happy to answer your question. Swad Mathia flour doesn’t come with spices. You need to add spices to the ready Mathia flour and knead a hard dough.. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any question.


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