After yesterday’s South Indian rice dish, I have this North Indian rice dish. Makhani gravy is a reddish tomato based gravy made with butter and cream (hence the name makhani), commonly used in North Indian dishes. It is very popular on restaurant menus and paneer makhani is quite famous.
Here the makhani gravy is mixed with basmati rice to make this creamy and delicious rice that is equally good to serve at dinner parties or as a quick weeknight meal. Recipe is from a Telugu cooking show.
The original recipe only used mixed vegetables, but I decided to add some chickpeas to add some protein and make the dish more wholesome. Alternately paneer or tofu can also be added instead of chickpeas. Serve with raita and chips for a delicious meal.