How to make Punjabi Dhaba style Dhal Makhani receipe

25-02-2020By Sini

Dhal Makhani receipe

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Yields: 4-5 persons





This is purely a vegetarian side dish of north Indians primarily Punjabis. The main ingredient used here is whole black lentils and kidney beans cooked in lots of  butter . This dish gets its richness in taste from the use of butter and fresh cream . Best to serve with chappati , parata , naan etc.



  1. Black lentils or urad dhal - 1/2 cup

  2. Kidney beans - 2 tbsp

  3. Chilly powder - 1 tsp

  4. Butter - 5 tbsp

  5. Sunflower oil - 1 tbsp

  6. Onion - 1 (big)

  7. Green chillies - 3 (sliced)

  8. Tomato puree or grinded tomato - 1/2 cup

  9. Garam masala - 1 tsp

  10. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

  11. Fresh cream - 3 tbsp

  12. Salt - As needed




At first soak urad dhal and kidney beans overnight or atleast before 6 hours of preparation . now pressure cook the dhal and beans with the needed salt till it becomes a soft mixture. 

Now heat the pan with some oil , you can also use ghee instead of sunflower oil to increase its richness .

Then crackle some cumin seeds . Also add chopped onions , green chillies , ginger garlic paste and tomato puree to it and saute well .

When oil gets separated add the cooked mixture to it and bring it to boil . Add garam masala and also salt as per your taste and let it boil .

Now add butter to it and stir well and blend them nicely

At last garnish with fresh cream and chopped corriander leaves .

Now the delicious receipe is ready to serve with any of your favourite food.

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