Recipe: Dal Makhani


  • 1.5 Cups Cream
  • 1 tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Cups Sabut Urad Dal
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • Green chillies
  • 8 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 Cups Tomato puree
  • 2 tsp Shahi Jeera
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger, sliced


  • Clean, wash and soak the Dal overnight.
  • Next day, drain and add salt, red chilli powder and ginger paste to the dal along with 2 cups of water.
  • Cook the dal until it becomes tender.
  • Now take a pan, pour some oil and butter and heat together.
  • Add cumin seeds, mix thoroughly and when it starts to splutter pour tomato puree in it.
  • When it starts boiling, add sugar, salt and red chilli powder.
  • Stir-fry over high flame till the oil separates.
  • Add boiled dal and cook further. The consistency should be such that the dal should move around freely when stirred, otherwise add a little water.
  • Leave it to simmer, covered.
  • Remove the lid and add Garam Masala. Stir well.
  • Add cream to the boiling Dal.
  • Mix it well.
  • Garnish with green chillies and serve hot.