Dal Makhani with Roti Breads

Recipe Description:

Named for the dairy-enriched tomato sauce at its heart (‘makhani’ means ‘butter’), this Punjabi curry is better known outside of India in its ‘butter chicken’ incarnation— invented in a flash of inspiration by a single chef at Delhi’s iconic Moti Mahal restaurant, stirring butter and tomatoes into leftover tandoori chicken that had dried out. A vegetarian variant followed not long after, using urid (black lentil) dal for its rich taste and luxurious colour. Far from being a lowly substitute ingredient, though, the dal makhani began to outperform its meaty predecessor, and the dish has been a staple of North Indian festive occasions ever since.

  • Preparation time:

    For 2 - 15 minsFor 4 - 15 mins
  • Cooking time:

    For 2 - 30 minsFor 4 - 35 mins

    Nutritional Information:

    Per serving: Energy (kcal) 634 Fat 42g of which saturates 16g Carbohydrates 57g of which sugars 21g Protein 9g Salt 2.36g

    Please note our recipes are packed in a facility that handles celery, crustaceans, fish, gluten, milk, molluscs, mustard, nuts, peanuts, sesame, soya & sulphites.


    For 2 (For 4)

    Crackle & Sizzle Tarka Spice Blend: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Crushed Ginger: 1 sachet (2 sachets)

    Crushed Garlic: 1 sachet (2 sachets)

    Crushed Green Chilli: 1 sachet (2 sachets)

    Smoky Spice Blend: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Sauteed Onion Paste: 1 sachet (1 sachet)

    Sauteed Tomato Paste: 1 sachet (1 sachet)

    Cooked Urid Dal: 1 sachet (2 sachets)

    Single Cream: 1 pot (2 pots)

    Butter: 1 pack (2 packs)