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Dal Makhani | Low fat version

Dal Makhani
Dal Makhani is one of my favourite restaurant vegetarian gravy. It is prepared from Whole urad dal and red kidney beans. This dal can be prepared with less ingredients and easy steps. Prepare this recipe for potluck or get-together. Believe me, it will be surely a big hit. For Low fat version, replaced butter with oil and cream with low fat milk. Adapted this recipe from Tarladalal site. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Low fat version of Dal Makhani.

Soak Time: Over Night
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Yields: 5 Servings

Whole Urad dal1 Cup
Red Kidney beans | Rajma1/4 Cup
Milk1 Cup
Oil2 tsp
Cumin seeds2 tsp
Finely chopped ginger and garlic1 tbsp
Onions chopped1 Cup
Tomato pulp1.5 Cup
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Coriander powder2 tsp
Chilli powder2 tsp
SaltAs needed
Coriander LeavesFor Garnishing


  • Wash and Soak urad dal, red kidney beans over night. Pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles by adding enough water. Mash the dal using potato masher.

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  • Add milk to the mashed dal and mix well.

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  •  Heat Oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and fry till it crackles. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic. Fry till raw smell goes off. Add finely chopped onions and fry till they turn translucent.

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  • Add tomato pulp followed by salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Cook for 2 to 3 mins.

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  •  Add cooked and mashed dal. Allow the dal to boil and simmer for 5 mins.

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  • Lastly garnish with coriander Leaves.

Dal Makhani | Low fat version
Dal Makhani Low fat version

Adjust chilli powder to your taste.
I have used low fat milk.


  1. wow wow very very delicious and yummy looking dal makhani :) tempting me now to have with some hot phulkas :)

  2. Dal Makhani looks delicious love that you made it very low fat.

  3. perfect to go with naan or tandoori roti..

  4. Wow, such a healthy and yummy dal makhani, very tempting dear... love that u made it low fat...

  5. Looks delicious and it's low fat too :)

  6. Very nice and healthy recipe Nithya.. My son loves dal makhni :-)

  7. You know what Nithya...we had this dish for roti few days back.Urs is really cool.Love it.Very healthy too with two dals.

  8. I am sure it will be a bit hit if its made for occasions or our guess. The flavors are so good to be savored.


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