House Black Daal

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    8–10

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Dishoom

By Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir

Published 2019

  • About

This creamy black daal – our version of a daal makhani – is perhaps Dishoom’s signature dish. It hasn’t changed in all the years we’ve been cooking it and it’s still the first thing Naved checks on entering any of our kitchens, where each batch is lovingly cooked over 24 hours. This simplified version requires 4–5 hours of your attention, but your efforts will be richly rewarded and you’ll make it time and again.

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