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Delhi Black Makhani Daal
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This deliciously rich and smoky black lentil curry is the most popular daal in Indian restaurants around the world. The lentils make a really flavourful, earthy and nutty curry, enriched by spices, ginger and tomatoes.

Contains a whole spice pouch, a "tarka" spiced sauce and the cooked lentils

  • Serves 2-3
  • No Nasties
  • Vegetarian
  • Mild
  • Plant Powered

If you’ve never tried Makhani Daal, you’re in for a treat. These lentils are actually whole tiny black beans which when cooked slowly, plump up into creamy flavourful nuggets of deliciousness.

This daal is a restaurant staple and a real favourite in India. It is simply flavoured with tomatoes, whole spices, ginger and garlic for a deep rich, slightly smoky flavour, with a little cream and butter for that signature richness. It is absolutely delicious, some might say addictive, so be warned!

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If you’ve never tried Makhani Daal, you’re in for a treat. It’s made with black lentils that are actually whole, tiny black beans, which - when cooked slowly - plump up into creamy flavourful nuggets of deliciousness.

This daal is a restaurant staple and a real favourite in India. It is simply flavoured with tomatoes, simple spices, ginger and garlic for a deep rich, slightly smoky flavour and a little cream and butter for that signature richness. It is absolutely delicious, some might say addictive, so be warned! It’s a fantastic meal to keep on hand in your cupboard for busy days. Perfect for vegetarians or meat-free days.

OUR PERFECT Delhi Black Makhani Daal

For added heat and extra flavour, add 2 green chillies, pricked with the tip of a knife, into the oil after frying the whole spices and fry for 30 seconds before adding in the lentils.

Add the tarka sauce and lentils and bring to a simmer.

Finish with chopped fresh coriander.

For added flair, fry 10g of julienned ginger until golden and use to garnish along with a swirl of cream.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Water, Whole Black Gram (lentils), Cream (milk), Tomato paste, Butter, Ginger, Garlic, Salt, Spices, Rice flour, Red chilli. CONTAINS MILK

Eau, gramme noir entier (lentilles), Crème (lait), Pâte de tomate, Beurre, Gingembre, Ail, Sel, Épices, Farine de riz, Piment rouge. CONTIENT DU LAIT

MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF MUSTARD, NUTS, SESAME, PEANUTS, CELERY, SULPHITES,GLUTEN & SOYA.

TYPICAL VALUES
Amount
 Teneur
% Daily value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories/Calories 170
Fat / Lipides 9 g 14%
    Saturated/saturés 6 g
+ Trans / trans 0.2 g
31%
Cholestrol / Cholestérol 10 mg
Sodium/Sodium 600 mg 25%
Carbohydrate / Glucides 19 g 6%
    Fibre / Fibres 6 g 24%
    Sugars/Sucres 3 g

Protein / Protéines 7 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A 0%
Vitamin C / Vitamine C 0%
Calcium / Calcium 4%
Iron / Fer
The spice mix
  • Black cardamom for smoky depth
  • Cassia for sweet warmth
  • Dry fenugreek leaves for savory aroma
  • Whole red chilli for clean heat
I have tried all your daals and love them. For once, a meal pack that is restaurant quality; not only easy to make but delicious every time. I used to say the best thing I can make for dinner is a reservation. Now I just grab your daal packs from my pantry and dinner is served in 5 minutes.
- Vanessa Frewin
Thank you for a delicious dinner tonight. We had the Delhi Black Makhani Daal. It delivered on flavour, authenticity and heat level. We normally only enjoy mild curries, but this had all the flavour with just a tiny hint of chilli. We will definitely try more of your products.
- Linda and David from Victoria
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