Masoor Dal Makhni Recipe | How To Make Masoor Dal Makhni

Masoor Dal Makhni Recipe


Masoor Dal Makhni Recipe | What Is The Recipe Of Masoor Dal Makhni

Cuisine Indian
Author Rashmi Sharma


  • 1 cup Masoor Dal (Whole)
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 1 Bay leaf(tej patta)
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 2 teaspoon Fresh cream


  1. Soak the washed masoor dal in lukewarm water for about 30 minutes.

  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add the whole spices, cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds and let it sputter.

  3. Add the finely chopped onion and sauté till it turns brown.
  4. Now gently crush the ginger in a mortar and pestle and add the mix into the pressure pan. Sauté till the raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and the dry spices coriander powder, red chilli and garam masala and cook until the tomatoes get mushy and the ghee starts to leave the sides.
  6. To this add the soaked masoor dal, enough water to cook and salt to taste.

  7. Pressure cook this for 4-5 whistles in low flame. Switch off and let the pressure subside.
  8. Open the lid gently and add the cream to make it richer.
  9. Masoor Dal Makhni is best served along with rice or paratha's and green salad.

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