Quick Dal Makhani Recipe

Quick Dal Makhani Recipe

How To Make Quick Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani is a Northern Indian stew that is rich and flavorful because of the generous amount of garam masala, lentils, jalapeno peppers, and lime juice.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2tbspavocado oil
  • 1mediumyellow onionchopped
  • 3clovesgarlicpressed or minced
  • 1tbspfresh ginger
  • 1pcjalapeno pepper
  • 1 ½tspFrontier Co-op garam masala
  • ½tspFrontier Co-op ground cumin
  • ½tspFrontier Co-op ground coriander
  • ½tspsalt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1candiced tomatoes
  • 1cupuncooked black lentils
  • 1 cankidney beans,
  • 5cupswater
  • 1pcbay leaf
  • 1tbsplime juice
  • Light coconut milkoptional


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm the oil until shimmering. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and jalapeño, and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 4 to 6 minutes.

  2. Stir in the garam masala, cumin, coriander and salt. Season generously with black pepper. Cook, while stirring, for 1 minute.

  3. Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 more minute, while stirring. Add the lentils, kidney beans, water and bay leaf. Raise the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a simmer.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the lentils are nice and tender, stirring occasionally for about 35 minutes.

  5. Remove the bay leaf. Transfer the mixture to a blender. Securely fasten the lid. Blend until smooth.

  6. Transfer the blended mixture back to the pot and stir to combine. Add the lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  7. Serve in bowls, with chopped cilantro and a lime wedge on top. If desired, serve rice or naan on the side. Leftovers keep well, refrigerated, for up to 5 days.


  • Calories: 684.87kcal
  • Fat: 11.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.74g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.47g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 110.97g
  • Fiber: 29.47g
  • Sugar: 12.55g
  • Protein: 38.79g
  • Sodium: 2153.60mg
  • Calcium: 275.07mg
  • Potassium: 1740.05mg
  • Iron: 11.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 16.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.38mg
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