Dal Makhni


Dal Makhni

Spicy, creamy mixed lentil curry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 2 people


For garnishing:-

  • Unsalted butter (according to requirement)
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice


  • Wash and cook the dals in a pressure cooker for about 4 whistles.
  • :- They should be thoroughly mashed.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Add the chopped onion and fry till it becomes golden- brown.
  • Add the dried red chillies, salt and asafoetida and fry for a few seconds.
  • Put all the masalas and the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the oil separates.
  • Add the cooked dal mixture to this and pour enough water to make it viscous.
  • :- I generally add 1/2 cup and then add more if required.
  • :- The dal should have a creamy texture to it.
  • Let this simmer for a few mins.
  • Add the lemon juice and turn off the stove.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and unsalted butter.
  • :- Serve with jeera rice or rotis or parathas.
  • :- The quantities of the masalas depend on the amount of dal used. If using a bigger measuring cup, please increase the amounts of spices too.
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