Recipe: Follow this recipe to make dhaba like dal makhani, learn the easy recipe!


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Dal Makhani, often called “Mother's Dal”, is a dish that holds a special place in the hearts of food lovers. Although it is a favorite in restaurants and dhabas, making it at home with the same authentic taste can be a delightful experience. Here, we have come up with a recipe for Dal Makhani that will give you a dhaba-like taste. 


1 cup whole urad dal

3 tbsp kidney beans 

1 large onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup tomato puree

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

3-4 tbsp fresh cream

4 tbsp butter 

1/2 tsp cumin

Green chilli finely chopped 

1 inch piece of cinnamon 

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon red chili powder

2-3 cloves

2 cardamom pods

a pinch of mace powder

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder

Salt as per taste




Wash whole black gram and kidney beans and soak them overnight. In the morning, wash them once again, drain and put them in the pressure cooker. Add 2 cups of water, cover the lid, and cook on low flame for 6-7 whistles.

When the pressure cooker cools down and the dal is cooked, mash it lightly with the help of a masher.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and mace powder. Fry until fragrant. 

Add ginger-garlic paste and finely chopped onion. Fry the onion until it turns golden brown.

Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and remaining spices. Cook until the oil starts separating from the mixture. 

Add cooked and mashed lentils to this mixture and cook on low flame for 10 minutes. If the consistency is too thick, add some water to adjust.

Add fresh cream and a pinch of nutmeg powder. Cook on low flame for a few more minutes and serve hot.