Ah, Dal Makhani! This absolutely incredible lentil dish is sure to delight with its smoky and complex flavours. Its buttery and creamy texture is nothing less than heavenly.
Also known as kali dal (black dal), dal makhani's origins lie in Old Delhi. It has gone on to become the standout dish of many famous Indian restaurants worldwide. From its humble beginnings to being the most requested item on the menu at one of New Delhi’s most popular luxury hotels. It is loved by all, from local families to food bloggers and Instagram influencers, right through to international heads of state who all must make a stop to try it.
This legendary black dal is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance (even though it never went away!) and has been making quite the name for itself across the UK in recent years.
Made correctly, dal makhani is a truly unforgettable experience and is certain to become a regular in your repertoire. Traditionally slow-cooked for several hours over charcoal-fired clay ovens, you’ll now be able to make one of Mrs Balbir Singh’s most popular recipes with consummate ease at home: whether that be in a pan, slow-cooker, Instant-Pot® or pressure cooker.
To be savoured with fresh naans or rice.
We’re even going to share a super easy tip to get that trademark charcoal smoky flavour!
Our Legendary Dal Makhani is naturally gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians. Vegan versions can also be made by switching the dairy components for the plant-based equivalent.
- An authentic Mrs Balbir Singh recipe card
- 1 x Dal Makhani gourmet spice blend (50-60g)
- Makes 12 servings
Whereas all our spice blends are vegan-friendly, you may need to use your favourite vegetarian or vegan alternatives in our recipes and serving suggestions where required.
The spices we use are free from gluten but are processed in a facility that also handles nuts and wheat