Indian recipe at a glance: dal makhani to enjoy – Gastronomy

All the smells: the colors and textures of Indian cuisine in your home tonight: this recipe for dal makhani – Indian lentil and red bean soup – will enchant you.

How to make dal makhani


  • 1 cup lentils
  • ½ cup beans
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds
  • Spicy ground chili (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons clarified butter or oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 concassé tomatoes
  • ½ tablespoon garam masala
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt

Coriander leaves

  1. Step by step preparation
  2. Rinse and let the beans and lentils rest overnight.
  3. Replace the water in the legumes and boil them in 6 cups of water with salt, hot chili powder (to taste), ginger and fennel seeds until soft.
  4. Drain and crush a bit like a paste and leave whole. Book it.
  5. Heat the butter or oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and when they start to crackle, add the minced garlic and diced onion; fry until golden brown.
  6. Add garam masala and concassé tomatoes, cook until everything becomes a paste. Then add the beans and the lentil mass (with a little of the cooking water if you want a more liquid consistency); adjust seasoning, reduce heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Add the cream, cook for another 5 minutes, then serve with chopped coriander leaves, grated ginger and a little cream on top.

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