Dal Makhani Recipe in Crock Pot & Pressure Cooker Method

                    Makhan is the hindi word for butter, from where dal makhani gets its name. Daal makhani  is a classic dish belonging to North Indian Cuisine. It has different names like kaali dal or maa ki dhal. In this recipe, I have used black urad dal and red kidney beans both are rich in protein , iron and fiber. This rich, silky smooth and  creamy lentil based dish cooked in a crock pot for hours, along with spices. Addition of milk and butter gives a rich taste to the dal. I have cooked the dal makhani in a slow cooker / crock pot. Since the duration of cooking is long but the outcome of flavor, creamy texture and the taste is really outstanding. Dal makhani tastes great with jeera rice / roti / phulka / butter naan.  I have also given recipe for pressure cooker method for making dal makhani. Try this protein and fiber rich, delicious dal and let me know your feedback.


          7 Tbsp of  Black Whole Urad Dal
          2 Tbsp of  Rajma (Kidney Beans)
          1/3 Cup of Tomato Puree or 2 Tomatoes
          1.5 Tsp of Ginger Garlic Paste
          2 Tbsp of  Curd / Yogurt
          1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
          1 Tsp of Red Chilly Powder
          2 Tsp of Coriander Powder
          1 Tsp of Garam Masala
          2 Tsp of Kasuri Methi/ Dried Methi Leaves
          1/4 Cup of Milk or Cream
          1-2 Tbsp of Butter
          1/2 Tsp of Sugar
          Salt to taste
          3.5 Cups of Water

     To Temper

           2 Tsp of Ghee
           1 Tsp of Cumin(Jeera)
           1 Bay Leaves


     Crockpot Method 

     Pressure Cooker Method


     Health Benefits of  Black Urad Dal and Rajma

     Urad Dal

     Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)
  • Kidney beans are  high in Iron and protein, it has eight essential amino acids in it.
  • The darker the color of the beans has higher, the anti-oxidant content.
  • Maintains the blood sugar.
  • Good for brain.
  • Improves bowel Movements
  • High in magnesium and fiber helps in lowers the blood cholesterol levels.

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