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Makhani Daal (Buttery Lentils)

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"This is a typical daal that Punjabis make for their parties! My kids love it! I enjoy it as a soup or with with fresh rotis! You can also serve it with rice. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves."
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Ingredients

6 h 50 m servings 333
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place black lentils, chickpeas, and red kidney beans in a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let soak, 6 hours to overnight.
  2. Pour lentil mixture and soaking liquid into a pressure cooker. Bring to high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions and cook until soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and release pressure through natural release method according to manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, ginger, garlic, and cumin seeds; cook and stir until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook and stir until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in ground coriander, garam masala, red chile powder, turmeric, and salt.
  4. Fold onion mixture into cooked lentil mixture. Add butter, yogurt, and cilantro leaves; stir to incorporate.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute heavy cream for the yogurt if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 333 calories; 6.4 51.7 19 6 71 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

With all these spices, how could you go wrong with this recipe? This rich, hearty soup is delicious. The butter adds a smooth texture to the beans and tomatoes. Also, I love the excuse to use my...

Most helpful critical review

I was very disappointed with this recipe. It was very bland.

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With all these spices, how could you go wrong with this recipe? This rich, hearty soup is delicious. The butter adds a smooth texture to the beans and tomatoes. Also, I love the excuse to use my...

So, so good. I served it more as a soup. Just delicious and creamy with a rich flavor that keeps you wanting more. Don't change a thing! Thank you for the recipe.

I was very disappointed with this recipe. It was very bland.

just right for seasoning without the salt

Delicious! I've made this twice now and plan to make it again. It's even better the following day! I didn't add any other beans, just the lentils.

I have to admit, I did not have much time, so I just substituted lentils for all the beans so I could avoid the soaking and the pressure cooker. The end result was delicious! Thanks for this r...