Definition of makhani in English:


Line breaks: ma|khani
Pronunciation: /məˈkɑːni


  • Denoting an Indian dish cooked in a rich sauce made with butter or ghee, onions, tomatoes, and cream: chicken makhani
    More example sentences
    • He had served dal makhani, with rajma in it instead of sambar.
    • Add garam masala powder to the dal makhani and simmer for 15 minutes.
    • Dal makhani is one dish that I have never prepared at home.


Hindi makkhani, from makkhan 'butter'.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw