Dal Makhani

Dal makhani or dal makhani is a popular dish from the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. The primary ingredients are whole black lentil, butter and cream. In Hindi, dal means lentils and makhan is butter, so butter lentils is the best translation I can give for this fabulous dish.

This dal makhani recipe from Alfred Prasad infuses ginger, garlic, ground spices, and tomatoes with an indulgent cream sauce to delicious effect. This is a wonderful Punjabi black dal to cosy up to on a rainy day, paired with naan bread or a fragrant bowl of rice. Kasoori Methi is available to buy online or in Indian supermarkets.

This wonderful recipe has been converted to the Thermomix but the original can be found, here on the Great British Chefs website.