Write a review

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 80 MB.
Back to Recipes


Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Serves: 5


Dal Makhani (CleverChef Pro)

Dal Makhani, or buttered black dal is traditionally a slow-cooked creamy dal originating from the Punjab region of Northern India.

If you can’t track down urad dal then green lentils are a good substitute and are usually easier to find. This is best drizzled with double cream and a sprinkle of fresh coriander or mint.


1 tbsp olive or cooking oil

1 onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated

1-2 green chillies, finely chopped

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp turmeric

2 tsp garam masala

300g black (or green) lentils (if using dried then soak overnight)

1 x 400g can kidney beans

1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes

900ml water

50g butter (or yoghurt)

Salt and pepper (to taste)

Suitable for: CleverChef Pro 4.8LCleverChef Pro 5.7L

The Method

Select the SAUTE function, scroll down to BEEF STEAK and press START. Add the oil and allow to heat up for 2 mins. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli and stir regularly for ~3 minutes until the onion begins to soften.

Add the cumin, turmeric and garam masala, and stir for 1-2 mins until a paste begins to form.

Add the lentils, kidney beans, tomatoes and water. Stir to combine then press BACK.

Put the lid on and close the pressure valve then select the PRESSURE COOK then VEG BEANS and adjust the time to 20 minutes. Press START.

When the program has finished we recommend the SLOW RELEASE method before opening the pressure valve and removing the lid.

Stir in the butter or yoghurt and season to taste before serving.

Like this recipe?

Made this recipe?

Download our free recipe app

You might also like

Newpressure king pro rice pudding 6L

CleverChef Pro 4.8LCleverChef Pro 5.7L


CleverChef Pro 4.8LCleverChef Pro 5.7L

Newpressure king pro whole roast chicken 6L recipe

CleverChef Pro 4.8LCleverChef Pro 5.7L

Newpressure king pro perfect pulled pork 6L recipe

CleverChef Pro 4.8LCleverChef Pro 5.7L

Explore more

Sous Vide Cooking Quick Reference Guide

Italian Cooking Tips with Drew&Cole

Vibrant, delicious and packed full of flavour, Italian cuisine is perfect for any occasion….

Register your product