Dal Makhani Recipe Easy at Home 2023

Dal Makhani Recipe Easy

Dal makhani is a popular North Indian dish made with whole black lentils (urad dal), red kidney beans, cream, and a blend of aromatic spices.

Here is a simple Dal Makhani Recipe Easy:


  • 1 cup whole black lentils (sabut urad dal)
  • 1/2 cup kidney beans
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Dal Makhani Recipe Easy  2023


  1. Soak the lentils and kidney beans in a large bowl of water for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the lentils and kidney beans and place them in a large saucepan. Add 4 cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1-1.5 hours, or until the lentils and kidney beans are tender.
  3. In a separate pan, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, and ginger and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the cumin, coriander, chili powder, turmeric, and salt to the pan. Stir to coat the onions and spices.
  5. Add the cooked lentils and kidney beans to the pan, along with 1 cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the flavors have melded.
  6. Stir in the heavy cream and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  7. Garnish the dal makhani with fresh cilantro and serve hot with rice or naan.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! 

Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or suggestions.

Dal Makhani Nutrition information

Here's the nutrition information for the given recipe (serves 6):

Nutrition information per serving:

  • Calories: 348
  • Total Fat: 18.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.5g
  • Cholesterol: 47.5mg
  • Sodium: 48.8mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 34.3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.3g
  • Total Sugars: 2.4g
  • Protein: 14.7g

Note: Please keep in mind that this is an estimate and may vary based on factors such as the specific ingredients used and the serving size. Additionally, the heavy cream can be substituted with coconut cream or a non-dairy alternative to reduce the saturated fat and cholesterol content.

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