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Dal Makhani | Healthy Side Dish for Chappathi/Roti/Phulka

Dal Makhani:

Dal Makhani is one of the most popular lentil recipes from North Indian Punjabi Cuisine made with Whole Black Gram and Kidney Beans. For this recipe, I have used a Pressure Cooker and Roasted and Broken black gram dal. It is helps to make the recipe very easy and fast. Am going to make Dal makhani in a different way Here.

Cooking is my favorite activity because it is a way for me to reduce stress and boredom. In the Kitchen I can use a variety of ingredients that also add colors and flavors, finally make the dish look as good as  they taste. I strictly follow healthy eating habits in my home. I focus only healthy foods and healthy eating habits in my blog.

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  • Roasted and Broken Black Gram dal/Black Urad Dal-100g
  • Finely Chopped Big Onion-2 Nos
  • Fiinely Chopped Tomato-2 Nos
  • Red Chilli powder-2 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder-2 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala-1/2 to 1 Teaspoon
  • Ginger& Garlic Paste-1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  • Cardamom, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves and Bay Leaves-Each 2 nos
  • Fennel seeds-1/2 Teaspoon
  • Ghee/Butter-2 Tablespoon
  • Fresh cream—1 or 2 Tablespoon
  • Coriander Leaves for Garnish
  • Salt As needed

Dal Makhani Ingredients


  1. Firstly, Roast Whole or Spilit Black gram dal on a medium flame for 15 minutes and Broken it by Mixie, but not powder. You can prepare this and keep it in a container for minimum 6 months. I used to follow this method for Dal Makhani.

Black Gram

  1. Secondly, Soak Broken Black gram for Mini.4 Hours. Keep aside.
  2. Next, Take a Pressure Cooker Pan. Add 2 Tablespoon of oil or Butter, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Bay leaves and Fennel Seeds.
  3. After that add chopped onion, Tomato and Ginger garlic paste. But I didn’t add ginger& garlic paste here. Roast all well. If needed, add one tablespoon of Oil.

side dish for chappathi

  1. Thirdly Add, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Blend well.

side dish for roti

  1. Finally add soaked black gram dal in it and one glass of water (300ml). Close the lid, Put weight and wait for Minimum 8 Whistles.

side dish for phulka side dish for poori

  1. Once whistles over, Mix Ghee and Fresh Cream. Garnish with Coriander leaves. You can serve this with Chappathi, Roti, Phulka and Poori.

Dal makhani


  • I used roasted and Broken Black gram here. So Mini.4 Hrs it must be soaked. If you use whole balck gram, it ll soak mini.8 hrs or overnight.
  • You can also use Rajma instead of Black Gram. But Rajma must be soaked overnight and cooked it in pressure cooker well.
  • You can also mix tomato puree instead of chopped tomatoes.
  • If you don’t have fresh cream or ginger garlic paste, skip it.
  • I never use Refined Products like salt, sugar, oil, Maida, artificial colors and flavors in my Recipes. I also dont use Aluminium and Non stick utensils and Oven in my Cooking.

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