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Indian Dal Makhani Recipe – Irresistable Red Lentil Curry With Just A Hint of Spice

Impulsive Culinarian’s Indian Dal Makhani Recipe


  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 medium Yellow Onions, chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves,  thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 4 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup White Wine
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk / Beverage
  • 38 ounces (2 cans) Red Lentils, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha Saucee
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt


  • Place a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add olive oil and onions to the skillet and saute, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until softened
  • Add garlic & ginger to the skillet and saute for another 2 minutes
  • Add garam masala, turmeric & curry powder to the onions, stirring well to combine, and saute for another minute
  • Mix in tomato paste, combining thoroughly with a sturdy spoon, and cook for another 2 minutes
  • Add white wine & coconut milk, stirring well until thoroughly combined and simmer at a gentle boil for around 3 or 4 minutes
  • Add drained lentils, stirring gently to combine
  • When the mixture comes to a boil once more, reduce heat to low
  • Add fresh coriander, sriracha, sugar & salt, and stir to combine
  • Cover and let simmer for at least 15 minutes, or until it’s time to serve
Indian dal makhani in a sumptuous curry sauce complete with fresh herbs, coconut milk and white wine
Indian dal makhani in a sumptuous curry sauce complete with fresh herbs, coconut milk and white wine

The Perfect Addition To A Romantic Valentines Day Menu

There are few Indian recipes more satisfying than this delicious Dal Makhani with red lentils in a savoury curry sauce with coconut milk and white wine. Not only does it taste amazing, but it is incredibly easy to make, requiring only a stove-top skillet and some chopping skills to put together. I sincerely hope you’ll give this sumptuous recipe a try this coming Valentines Day, or anytime you need a tasty Indian curry fix.

About me: My name is Paul Thibault, an impulsive home chef developing delicious gluten free recipes for family and friends regardless of their allergen restrictions or dietary limitations, visit the About Page to learn more.