Makhani Daal Palak

Daal Makhani


  1. Mung daal 1 cup
  2. Onions (chopped) 1 tbsp.
  3. Red chilli powder 1 tsp.
  4. Turmeric 1/4 tsp.
  5. Salt 1 tsp.
  6. Dried whole red chillies 2-3
  7. Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp.
  8. Spinach (chopped) 1 cup
  9. Oil 2 tbsp.
  10. Butter 1 tbsp.

Ingredients for Baghar:

  1. Oil 1 tbsp.
  2. Butter 1 tbsp.
  3. Dried whole red chillies 4
  4. Green chillies 3
  5. Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp.


  • Soak Daal for 2 hours.
  • In a pan put oil, add chopped onions and fry for few seconds.
  • Then put dried red chillies and butter.
  • Stir till the butter melts.
  • Now add red chilli powder, turmeric and cumin seeds.
  • Put little water so that the masala doesn’t gets burnt.
  • Add daal and enough water to cook the daal.
  • Put salt and let it cook till tender and thick.
  • Add spinach.
  • Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes on low flame.

Method for Baghar: 

  • Heat oil and butter in a frying pan.
  • Make slits on the green chillies.
  • Add green chillies, dried red chillies and cumin seeds.
  • Fry till chillies change colour.
  • Take out Daal in the serving bowl.
  • Pour heated oil on top.
  • Serve with naan or boiled rice.

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