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Dal Makhani Burrito

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Dal makhani is such a delicious dal and so versatile. While it is great to eat by itself, it also works marvelously in other foods, such as dal makhani nachos and these dal makhani burritos. Dal makhani makes a great stand-in for refried or black beans, and the extra flavors of the dal makhani elevate the dish.

Dal makhani burrito

Why Make this Recipe

This is a great recipe to make when you have leftover Indian food and want to transform it into something new. Use up your leftover basmati rice and dal makhani. Simply warm them in the microwave before adding them to this burrito.


Basmati rice – basmati rice adds a nice texture to the burrito. To make it in the style of Chipotle, add some lime zest and cilantro.

Dal Makhani — great use of leftover dal makhani, whether homemade, from a restaurant, or even store-bought.

Large Flour Tortilla – a 12 or 16-inch tortilla is ideal for a burrito

Cheddar cheese – complements the flavors of dal makhani well. Monterrey jack or pepper jack also works well

Guacamole – adds a lovely creaminess and depth

Chili Oil or Hot Sauce – I use my homemade chili oil or Tapatio if I don’t have any on hand, adds a nice kick.

Pico de Gallo – a classic Mexican salsa that provides freshness and crunch, brightening up the whole burrito. I provide a recipe, but you can just as easily use store-bought.

Adding cheddar cheese to the dal makhani burrito


  • Add pickled or fried onions or jalapenos
  • Add sour cream
  • Crisp in the air fryer: spray with cooking spray, and cook at 375°F for 4 minutes for an air fryer to take on a chimichanga
  • Make a wet version, top it with enchilada sauce or Indian simmer sauce, and cheese. Bake in the oven at 350°F for 8 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted
The filled, unwrapped dal makhani burrito
Dal makhani burrito

Dal Makhani Burrito

Dal makhani makes a great stand-in for refried or black beans, and the extra flavors of the dal makhani elevate the dish.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Indian-Mexican, Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 431 kcal


  • ¼ cup cooked basmati rice
  • cup dal makhani
  • 1 Extra large flour tortilla
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp guacamole
  • 1 tsp chili oil or hot sauce optional
  • Pico de Gallo
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 Tbsp raw onion chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Salt


  • Mix together pico de gallo ingredients in a bowl (if making it yourself). Allow to sit for a minute or two.
    Pico de gallo
  • Warm the tortilla on a pan over medium heat. Remove from the pan.
  • Layer with warm basmati rice and dal makhani. Top with cheddar cheese, guacamole, chili oil, and pico de gallo.
    Layer the ingredients
  • Wrap and serve.


Calories: 431kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 15gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 1024mgPotassium: 517mgFiber: 10gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1446IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 290mgIron: 2mg
Keyword burrito, dal makhani, indian-mexican fusion
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