Dal Makhani or Maa di dal as it is customarily known as in Punjab, with its smooth velvety texture, aromatic and flavorful delicacy that is very much a dish of Punjab which has an authentic dhaba- food flavor that is prepared in butter with a combination of Whole black gram, Red kidney beans and Indian Spices. It is traditionally cooked on a low flame overnight and allowed to thicken and is served very hot with a dollop of home-made white butter.
Usually Punjabis add a generous dose of butter and serve this dal with whole green chillies and Ek mukka maar ke Gandda (onion) / Ek Mukka maar ke Pyaaz i.e. in Punjab, the locals prefer to hit an onion on its crown with a folded fist, peel and then relish it – Says our in-house expert Chef and Judge Reetu Uday Kugaji.
Every Punjabi restaurant, roadside eating place-Dhabas and food stall vendor makes the claim that this is a delicacy that they alone can make to perfection.