What is Makhni in Indian Cuisine

Close-up of dal makhni with naan
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Makhni (pronounced muck-nee) also know as Makkhani, comes from the word Makkhan which means butter. Typically in North Indian cuisine, dishes are cooked in butter and have substantial creamy gravy in which tomatoes play a predominant role. Makhni dishes are usually mild to medium hot and made with chicken, vegetables or lentils. Though they taste nice with rice dishes, Makhnis are best had with North Indian breads like Chapatis (flatbread) and Naans (leavened flatbread made baked in a tandoor or oven) you could add a green salad and you're in business!