Restaurant style Daal Makhni

Make restaurant style daal makhni at home and enjoy with family. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #Knorr

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  • Sabut mash daal (Whole black lentil) 1 Cup (soaked for 3-4 hours)
  • Lobia (Black eye beans) ½ Cup (soaked for 3-4 hours)
  • Pani (Water) 1 litre or as required
  • Pani (Water) as required
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) 3 medium
  • Cooking oil 1/4 Cup
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 medium
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Knorr Chicken cubes 2
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 & ½ tbs
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Kashmiri lal mirch (Kashmiri red chili) powder 1 & ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 1-2
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne 1 inch piece
  • Pani (Water) ½ Cup or as required
  • Kasuri meethi (Dried fenugreek leaves) 1 tbs
  • Makhan (Butter) 2 tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


In pressure cooker,add whole black lentil,black eyed beans,water and bring it to boil,cover and cook until tender (approx. 40-50 minutes) then blend with the help of the blender & set aside.

Cut tomatoes slightly with the help if the knife.

In saucepan,add water,add tomatoes and blanched/boiled for 4-5 minutes then strain and remove skin.

In grinder,add blanched tomatoes and grind to make a puree & set aside.

In wok,add cooking oil,cinnamon,bay leaf,cumin seeds and mix.

Add onion and fry until light golden.

Add ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Add blanched & grinded tomatoes and mix well.

Add chicken cubes and mix well for 2 minutes.

Add red chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,salt,Kashmiri red chili powder,garma masala and mix well for 2-3 minutes.

Add green chilies,ginger and mix well.

Now add grinded lentil mixture and mix well.

Remove bay leaves.

Add water,mix well and cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

Add dried fenugreek leaves and mix well.

Add butter,fresh coriander,cover and simmer for 2 minutes.

Garnish with butter,cream & serve!


Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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