Am I the only one who is late to the Dhal Makhani party? When I find a dish like this it makes me wonder how many other delicious things there are in the world I do not know about.
The simple kidney beans and lentils combination gives it a hearty meaty quality. If you're trying to have more plant based meals this is a recipe that really satisfies.
My husband discovered Dhal Makhani while he was stuck in Australia earlier in the year. He raved about this spicy, creamy lentil dhal he'd had in a little Indian restaurant.
Ingredients for Dhal MakhaniBlack Lentils
When he got home, he had found a recipe and asked me to track down black lentils so he could make it. We had jars of green lentils, red lentils and yellow lentils in the pantry already but black lentils were called for.
I bought the black lentils and added the jar to the pantry. Came home from work one day recently and the house smelled full of something good. He'd cooked the Dhal Makhani - with green lentils because he couldn't find the black ones! It was delicious.
Here it is again made with black lentils and it is even more delicious.