Definition of makhani in English:

makhani

adjective

  • [postpositive] Denoting an Indian dish cooked in a rich sauce made with butter or ghee, onions, tomatoes, and cream:

    ‘chicken makhani’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A quick check of my fridge and spice drawer later, I had enough stuff to make murgh makhani (Indian butter chicken).’
    • ‘This is what is known as chicken makhani.’

Origin

Hindi makkhani, from makkhan butter.

Pronunciation:

makhani

/məˈkɑːni/