Restaurant Style Zaykedaar Daal Makhani

Yesterday I prepared delicious daal makhani which is my husband’s favorite for lunch. And it turned out to be amazingly tasty.

Here is the recipe:

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½ Bowl of Whole Urad Lentils,

½ Bowl Rajma

½ Bowl Whole Masoor Lentils

Onion: 3 Medium sized pieces (2 for mixture and one for garnishing)

Tomato: 2 Medium size pieces

Garlic: 5-6 individual small pieces

Ginger: 1 small piece

Coriander Leaves

Whole Green Chili : 1 piece

Red Chili: Kasmiri Powder 1/2tsp

Spice: Salt, Dhania powder, Garam Masala, Cumin seeds, Cumin powder (jeera powder), asafetida (hing) and Bay leaves (2 pieces)

Butter: 4-5 cubes

Desi Ghee: 2tsp


1) Wash the lentils with water and soaked for 4-5 hours

2) Grind onion, tomato, garlic, green chilli and ginger in mixer.

3) Put the lentils, 3 -4 bowl water, salt and bay leaves in a pressure cooker and  boil it

4) Heat the pressure cooker at medium heat till 5-7 whistles comes.

5) Open the lid of the pressure cooker.

6) Put 2 tsp desi ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, asafetida (hing).Then add grinded mixture and cook for 15-20 minutes. Now add spices as above.

7) Add the boiled lentils and 1-2 bowls of water in it. Cook it till boiled at medium heat.

8) Now garnish with onion rings coriander leaves and butter cubes

The tasty and delicious daal makahani is ready to serve with chapati or parantha  or naan or rice.