Dilli Diaries: 51 Places In Delhi To Lap Up The Best Dal Makhani


Dal Makhani is to North Indians, what sunlight is to plants – absolutely essential for a healthy existence. It is edible fuel for our makkhan (butter) loving soul. Right from Moti Mahal Deluxe’s creamy dal makhani to ITC Maurya’s iconic dal bukhara, this dish wins our heart every time and in every form. There is something supremely comforting about a steel or brass bowl topped up with the brown dal garnished with some fresh cream, and if you’re craving that kind of comfort, here are 51 places in Delhi where you can head to.


  1. Bukhara

ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi-21 | 011 33106385

Putting Bukhara at top, is like making an auspicious start to a journey. Bukhara’s dal makhani, a.k.a. the Dal Bukhara, has fans across the Indian borders and for good reason. Try for yourself and find out!

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  1. Dum Pukht

ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi-21 | 011 26112233

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  1. Minar

L-11, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 23416259; +91 9810146512

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  1. Moti Mahal Deluxe

Find the nearest outlet here.

The birthplace of the butter chicken, Moti Mahal Deluxe brings forth it’s A game even when whipping up a stormy dal makahni.


  1. Kake Da Hotel

Shop No. 67, Outer Circle, Municipal Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 23411580


  1. Gulati

Shop No. 8, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi-03 | 011 23388830

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  1. Punjab Grill

Find the nearest outlet here.

Let Punjab Grillb char up a storm for you to down with a plateful of creamy dal makhani.

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  1. Kebab Gali

Shop No 7 & 8, Malviya Nagar, Corner Market, New Delhi-17 | +91 8010690625


  1. Ardor 2.1

N-55/56 & 88/89, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 33106222

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  1. The Great Kabab Factory

Find the nearest outlet here.

True to its name, The Great Kebab Factory produces kebabs in massive quantities, each better than the other. And to take it up the notch, their dal makhani too is on point!


  1. Desi Vibes

G 50, 1st Floor, Opp. McDonald’s, Sector 18, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301 | 0120 4222227


  1. Punjabi by Nature

Find the nearest outlet here.

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  1. Made In Punjab

Find the nearest outlet here.

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  1. Dhaba by Claridges

Find the nearest outlet here.

Nestled in the Claridges, this upmarket Dhaba rolls out a delicious and mean dal makhani every time!

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  1. Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba

1-A, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 64650001


  1. Jungle Jamboree

Find the nearest outlet here.


  1. Factory by Sutra

SCO 23, Sector 29, Gurgaon-122002 | +91 9205249700

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  1. Pind Balluchi

Find the nearest outlet here.

Heaven for North Indian and Mughali food lovers, Pind Balluchi’s dal makahni is a winner.

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N57, First floor, Connaught Circus, Rajeev Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | +91 9821393780


  1. Hybrid

54, Tolstoy Rd, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-01 | +91 9999488223

Pub by night but North Indian and Mughlai food hub by day, Hybrid does an excellent job at both. Oh and did we tell you? Their Dal Makhani and Galouti Kebab are Punjabi angel foods.feature image hybrid


  1. Veda

H-27, Tropical Building, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-01 | 011 41513535


  1. Barbeque Nation

Find the nearest outlet here.

From a mouthwatering live grill on the table to a bowl of flawless piping hot dal makhani, Barbeque Nation trumps it all!

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  1. Unplugged Courtyard

L Block- 23/7, Near Odeon Cinema, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 33107701


  1. Karim’s

Find the nearest outlet here.

Known for its rich Mughlai and met dishes, Karim’s puts together an excellent dal makhani as well!karims


  1. Khidmat

B-1/56, Central Market, Sector 50, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301 | +91 9999212111

E-9, Kalkaji Main Road, Near Deshbandhu College, New Delhi-19


  1. Chef Style

SF- 89-81, 1st Floor, Galleria Market, DLF Galleria Rd, DLF Phase IV, Sector 28, Gurugram-122009 | 0124 4277795


  1. The Spice Lab

No.G-1A, Baani Square,, Sector 50, Gurugram-122018 | +91 8527001111


  1. Metro Dhaba

B1/35, Captain Vijyant Thapar Marg, Sector 18, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301

A cozy nook in Noida, Metro Dhaba gives you some delectable North Indian eats to binge at.metro dhaba

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  1. Garam Dharam

M, 16, Connaught Circus, Block M, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 23411928

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  1. Road Romeo

47, Main Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi-24 | +91 9750595555


  1. Chicken Inn

No.13, 14, 15 Pandara Road Market, New Delhi-03 | 011 23382288

Get high on butter chicken, kebabs, and bucket loads of dal makahni at this Pandara Road hot spot.


  1. Veg Gulati

Shop No. 8, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi-03 | 011 23388830

Another hub for North Indian food lovers in Pandara, Veg Gulati caters to the vegetarian soul.


  1. Havemore

11-12, Market, Pandara Road, New Delhi-03 | 011 23387171

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  1. Indian Accent – The Manor

The Manor Hotel, 77, Friends colony West, New Delhi-65

Chef Mehrotra’s contemporary take on Indian cuisine give’s Indian Accent’s delicious dal makhani an edge over the rest.


  1. Swagath

J-57, Near Centrestage Mall, Sector 18, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301 | 0120 4240619

14, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi-24 | 011 24330930

Team up you kolivada prawns, stew, and appam with some of their rich and creamy dal makhani.


  1. Masala Library

21A, Near Le Meridian, Janpath, New Delhi-01 | +91 9205180003

Jiggs Kalra’s brainchild, Masala Library rolls out some absolutely delish and gorgeous to look at dishes.feature image masala library

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  1. Rajinder Da Dhaba

AB 14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, New Delhi-29 | 011 26100355

It may not be polite to lick your fingers, but after Rajinder’s dal makhani, you won’t really care.


  1. Kainoosh

DLF Promenade, 122-124, DLF Promenade, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-70 | +91 9560715533


  1. Tawak

H-224/H, First Floor, Near Ginger Hotel, Sector 63, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301 | 0120 4277446tawak

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  1. The Embassy Restaurant

11 D, Connaught Place, Connaught Place Between Inner and Outer Circle, New Delhi-01 | 011 23416434

Fancy some authentic vintage dal makhani?


  1. Legends Barbeques

A-311 2nd Floor Spice Mall, I-2 Sector 25A Noida Stadium, Noida, Uttar Pradesh-201301

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  1. Lights Camera Action – Air Bar

J2/6B, 3rd & 4th Floor, BK Dutta Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-08 | 011 47041334

With major inspo coming in from Bollywood and hindi movies, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Lights Camera Action’s dal makhani is dramatically awesome!


  1. United Coffee House

Shop No.E-15, Inner Circle, Near Adidas Showroom, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 23411697


  1. Lanterns Kitchen & Bar

163-164 Rajendra Bhawan, Rehendral Place, Radha Soami Satsang, Prasad Nagar, Rajendra Place, New Delhi-18 | +91 9015447000

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  1. Colonel’s Kababz

J 56, Sector 18, Noida, Uttar Pradesh-201301 | 0120 4563333

29, Defence Colony Market, Block A, New Delhi-24


  1. Machan – The Taj Mahal Hotel

The Taj Mahal Hotel, Number One, Mansingh Road, Kalkaji, Delhi-19 | 011 6651 3114

Machan does not need any build up, the place is pure awesome.


  1. Zaffran

Hotel Palace Heights, D-26/28, Radial Road No.6, Behind Odeon Big Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 45640000

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  1. Kake Di Hatti

654/55, Chaurch Mision Road, Fateh Pur, Chandni Chowk, Delhi-06 | +91 9810909754

The Chandni Chowk outlet puts together a mean and sinfuly rich kaali dal.


  1. In The Punjab

N-18, First Floor , N Block Market, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi-48 | +91 9811088084


  1. Daawat-e-Kashmir

302,3rd Floor, Navkirti Arcade, Sushant Lok-II, Golf Course Road, Sector-55, Gurugram-122011 | 0124 4042048


  1. New Minar

M-65, M Block Market, M Block, Greater Kailash I, Greater Kailash, Delhi-48 | +91 9810040502

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Time to fill yourself up with some dal makhani, people!


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