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Dal Makhani: English – Urdu Recipe

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Dal Makhani


  1. Black Lentils – 150gm
  2. Split Bengal Gram – 15gm
  3. Ginger Paste – 1 tbsp
  4. Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  5. Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  6. Tomato Puree – ½ cup
  7. Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
  8. White Butter – 125gm
  9. Cream – ¾ cup
  10. Salt – to taste


  • Pick and soak the lentils overnight.
  • Drain the lentils and boil them in 2 litres of water till 2/3 water gets evaporated.
  • In a separate container crackle asafoetida, sauté ginger garlic paste and add tomato puree, red chilli powder, salt,  most of butter- keeping aside some for garnish.
  • Then add cream, now add boiled lentils to this and cook for 30-40 minutes.
  • Garnish with cream, butter and serve.


you can replace cream with milk and yogurt, if some one doesn’t like to add cream. Also you can reduce butter quantity, 125gm to 2 tbsp, 1 tbsp in start and 1 tbsp at the end.

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