Veg North Indian platter remains incomplete without Dal Makhani but true flavour of Dal Makhani can be relished at these 15 Dal-Makhani-special restaurants in Delhi. The delicacy has its origin in Punjab where serving Dal Makhani in thali is a tradition and is a must-have dish. Spreading its luscious flavour and aroma, the black lentils (Urad Dal) pampered with spices, tomato puree, cream and butter, is famous, not merely in Delhi, but in almost every part of the country and can paired up with almost every dish – paneer, aloo, mushroom, gobhi, parathas, rice and so on.

1. Bukhara, Chankyapuri
Address: Hotel ITC Maurya, Sardar Patel Marg, Akhaura Block, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Contact: 011-26112233

Bukhara Restaurant
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The popularity of its Dal Makhni can be judged by the fact that many restaurants have named their Dal Makhani as ‘Dal Bukhara.’ Black Lentils, cooked with authenticity, melt away in your mouth leaving a diving taste on your taste buds. The hospitality, by ITC Maurya, will surely add a gleam to your celestial journey of taste.

2. Spice Art at Crowne Plaza, Rohini
Address: Crowne Plaza, Twin District Centre, Sector 10, Rohini, New Delhi
Contact: 011-33107571
Spice Art at Crowne Plaza Rohini
Known for its unique preparations like Imli Ice Creams and Paan Teas, they excel, equally, with Dal Makhni preparations.  Black lentils here cooked for more than 4 hours are flawless with a tinge of buttery flavour and creamy indulgent. Truly a ‘spicy’ affair to indulge with.

3. Veg Gulati, Pandara Road
Address: Shop No. 8, Pandara Road Market, New Delh
Contact: 011-23388830
Veg Gulati
No foodie is unaware of majestic Pandara Road with restaurants that mark the excellence in Punjabi cuisines. Veg Gulati, being a legend among all, serves outlandish Dal Makhni that tastes different from usual ones. Try it with Amritsari Churchur Paranthan to give your taste-buds a divine experience.

4. Masala Art, Taj Palace
Address: 2nd Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi
Contact: 011-26110202
Masala Art, Taj Palace
Dal Makhani here is majestically prepared to savour delectable delight. An ultimate fine dining experience enhanced with outstanding preparations and Dal Makhani tops the chart among those preparations. Go for their terrific Ulta Tawa Parantha with Dal Makhani that will make your dining experience memorable.
Links: Official Website

5. Jamawar at The Leela Palace New Delhi
Address: Chanakyapuri, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi
Contact: 01139331380
Jamawar at The Leela Palace New Delhi

Known for its amazing hospitality and terrific Dal Makhani, this place should be in the list of every Dal Makhani lover for sure. The miraculous concoction of spices and black lentils are so remarkably prepared that your craving for it will boom with every bite.

6. Bhape Da Hotel Restaurant
Address: 75,Municipal Market, Connaught Circus, New Delhi
Contact: 09811921616

Dal Makhni Bhape Da Hotel Restaurant
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A place that offers Dal Makhni at par with the most famous restaurant ‘Bhukara’ for Dal Makhni  by Hotel ITC Maurya.  So, if you crave for best option for this delicacy that does not burn a hole in your pocket as well, this is a perfect place to hit.

7. Desi Vibes – Noida
Address: G 50, 1st Floor, Opp. McDonald’s, Sector 18, Noida
Contact: 01204222227

Desi Vibes Noida
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Going with its name, ambience here is ‘Desi’ and rustic, and so, is the Desi flavour of Dal Makhani. Cream-rich gravy prepared with fresh tomato puree, ginger garlic paste and lots of butter, but of course. It will, definitely leave your mouth watering. Devour it over Zeera Rice or Veg Pulao to have a remarkable experience of incredible food journey.
Links: Official Website

8. Gupta’s Restaurant, South Ex
Address:E-27, South Extension II, New Delhi
Contact: 08527953456
Gupta's Restaurant, South Ex

An average restaurant with exceptional Dal Makhani. Food lovers hunt this place just to devour their all-time favourite Dal Makhani that is prepared with out-of-league techniques to give your taste buds an alluring experience. A reasonably priced restaurant will satiate your midnight cravings for awesome Dal Makhani delights.

9. Kainoosh, Vasant Kunj
Address: 122-124, DLF Promenade, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Contact: 09560715533
Kainoosh, Vasant Kunj

Known for best North Indian food, this place marks its distinction with outstanding, all-time favourite Dal Makhani and Kadhai Paneer. One of best Dal you will ever have. Team it up with soft and crispy Lanchha Paranthas or Garlic Naan to make your dining experience commendable.

10. Kake Di Hatti
Address: Church Mission Rd, Katra Pedan, Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Contact: 09810909754

Kake Di Hatti
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One of the oldest eateries in Delhi, considered as one of the gems of ancient Delhi, this place gives you an authentic experience of Dal Makhni with Naan that is bigger in size. A typical Dhaba style Dal loaded with loads of butter and the best concoction of spices makes this delicacy utterly delicious.

11. Pind Balluchi , Connaught Place
Address: 13, Regal Building, Near Regal Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Contact: 011-43720505

Pind Balluchi , Connaught Place
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Going by its vision, Pind Balluchi successfully delivers a WOW experience to its customers. Ambience here gives you a smart village feel while delicacies will leave you speechless.  Go for Dal Makhani here, even without a second thought and you will never regret your decision after relishing such an impeccable recipe.
Links: Official Website

12. Zaffran, Connaught Place
Address: Hotel Palace Heights, D-26/28, D Block, Behind Odeon Big Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Contact: 011-45460000
Dal Makhni At Zaffran

Specializes with North Indian and Mughlai cuisines, this place will give you a pure dine-in experience. A sumptuous meal here remains impartial without Dal Makhani. If you love Dal Makhani, get ready to fall in love with it, all over again. The preparation of Dal Makhani surely tops the charts here.
Links: Official Website

13. Punjabi by Nature Quickie, Connaught Place
Address: F-30 B,Ground Floor, Malhotra Building,Opp Palika bazar gate No-6, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Contact: 011-47675701

Punjabi by Nature Quickie

One of the fine dining restaurants offering commendable North Indian Cuisine, this place is a strong recommendation for “Dal Makhani” lover. Perfect Dal Makhani is prepared with perfect balance of cream, butter and spices. Not too overloaded with any of the ingredients, the dish here is the sure-shot one. Relish the delight with amazing parathas and other dishes in combination.
Links: Official Website

14. Batli 29, Sector 29 Gurgaon
Address: SCO-25, Leisure Valley Rd, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Contact: 011-33106175

Dal Makhni At batli 29
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Amazing interiors, soothing ambience and yummy food are what define this place. But Dal Makhani here is a true highlight. Executive Chef Suresh Kumar Verma, has left no stone unturned to make this delicacy a remarkable journey of a perfect blend of species. Devour it with rice or breads, you will love to finish it till the last bite.

15. Moti Mahal Delux
Address: A-25/2, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Contact: 09871960298

Dal Makhni At Moti Mahal Delux
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Although, the restaurant is famous for its Mughlai deligh known for its excellence for Dal Makhani. Here every delicacy is cooked in traditional way, keeping its authenticity intact. A combination of Dal Makhani and Kadhai Chicken is perfect to make your dining experience majestic. Veg lovers can pair it up with Kadhai Paneer and naan.

So, which dish do you prefer to pair up with Dal Makhani?