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A nice blend of Masoor Dal and Rajma! A spicy dal with a generous touch of butter and cream. Perfect party menu!

Preparation time : 20 mts
Cooking time : 40 mts
Serves : 4 people


  • 2 cups Whole Masoor Dal
  • 1/4 cup Rajma
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic paste
  • 3 Tomatoes pureed
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 1 stick of Butter
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 cup Cream
Dal Makhani


  • Wash and soak Rajma overnight. Wash and soak Masoor dal for 4 hours. Combine all dals together and pressure cook until 6 to 7 whistles.
  • Heat ghee in a pan add cumin seeds, onion and saute till onions get nice golden color.
  • Add garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  • Add tomato puree, coriander powder, red chilli powder, mix and cook till oil separates from the spices.
  • Add boiled dal, mix, add kasoori methi, salt, butter, mix, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add garam masala powder, mix and garnish with cream.


  • Make use of black urad dal instead of masoor dal.
  • Make sure to cook masala well after adding tomato puree.

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No Image Nimmi :     29 January 2014
hi Madhura, tried yr dal Makhani today. As you suggested, I prepared this in pure ghee and the taste was awesome. I think it tasted better without the cream. Thank you