What is Makhni in Indian Food?

Close-up of dal makhni with naan
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Definition: This name comes from the word Makkhan which means butter! These typically North Indian dishes are therefore cooked in butter and have substantial creamy gravy in which tomatoes play a predominant role. Makhni dishes are usually mild to medium hot and made with chicken, vegetables or lentils. Though they taste nice with rice dishes, Makhnis are best had with North Indian breads like Chapatis (flatbread) and Naans (leavened flatbread made baked in a tandoor or oven).

Add a green salad and you're in business!

Pronunciation: muck-nee

Alternate Spellings: makkhani