Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani

Popular Indian casserole rounded off with butter - Makhani in Hindi. This is an easy dish made of red lentils. Serve with rice and preferably a dollop of yogurt and mango chutney.


Step 1
  • Peel and finely chop the garlic. Deseed and chop the chilli and grate ginger finely.
Step 2
  • Fry the garlic, chilli, tomato paste and ginger and the chopped chilli, in butter in a frying pan for about 2 minutes Add the lentils, cinnamon stick, salt and 700ml of water. Boil for about 15 minutes until the lentils are soft.
Step 3
  • Garnish with coriander. Serve with yogurt, mango chutney and possibly coconut chips.
Step 4
  • Rinse the rice. Boil milk, broth and turmeric in a thick-bottomed saucepan.
Step 5
  • Add the rice and cook as directed on the package.
Step 6
  • Fluff up the rice with a fork and stir in the lemon juice and peel. Season with salt.


Garlic cloves
Green chilli peppers
Fresh ginger
25 g
Tomato paste
2 tbsp
50 g
Red lentils
200 g
Cinnamon stick
½ tsp
For serving
Natural yoghurt
200 g
Mango chutney
2 tbsp
Coconuts Chips
2 tbsp
Fresh ground coriander
1 handful
Lemon rice
Basmati rice
240 g
Organic milk
450 ml
Vegetable bouillon
1 tbsp
Ground ground turmeric
1 tsp
Juice And Peel Of 1
1 tsp