The name Dal Makhani reverberates the rich and robust Punjabi culture and cuisine. Dal Makhani has many monikers; Kaali (Black) Dal or Maa ki Dal. It is a very popular dhaba dish and has a very earthy flavour. Dal makhani is now a staple Indian dish but was popularised by the refugees from Pakistan. My parents too were refugees and my connection with Dal Makhani is through my mom’s recipe for Dal Makhani Cooked In Slow Cooker cooked with loads of love and patience and which was always finger-licking delicious.