Dal makhani an authentic dish belonging to the Punjabi cuisine,is a healthy and super
Protein packed nutritious dish is made with kidney beans and black lentils.
Can be served with any type of rotis or rice.
The beans and lentil have to be soaked overnight and cooked well ( preferably pressure
It should be soft enough to be mashed.You can drain the water and give a stir in your
Now let’s get into the recipe
3/4 cup rajma ( kidney beans)
1/4 cup black lentil ( whole ulundhu with skin on)
1 tblsp.ginger-garlic paste
2 green chillies
4 tomatoes pureed
2 tsp chillie powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp.garam masala powder
1 bay leaf
1 black cardamon
2 green cardamons
1 small piece cinammon
1/2 tsp cummin seeds
Wash and cook rajma and lentils together in a pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles.Allow the
steam to release on its own and mash well and set aside.
Heat ghee,add the whole spices with chopped onion and saute till onion is translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste,and tomatoes with chilli powder,coriander powder,salt and cook
for another 5-10 minutes .
Add the mashed dal, with the green chillies and garam masala powder,and simmer for 5
minutes.You can add water to your requirements ,not more than 1/2-1 cup water
You can add 1tblsp heated ghee after removing from fire.
If you prefer you can top it with a little fresh cream .Serve hot.