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Dhal curry


dhal curry

Ingredients 25
Servings 6-8
Time 10 min / soaking: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 250
    ml
    brown lentils
  • 250
    ml
    red lentils
  • 45
    ml
    butter
  • 3
    large onions, sliced
  • 3
    cinnamon sticks
  • 2
    whole cloves
  • 1
    can tomato paste or
  • 1
    fresh tomato, chopped
  • 20
    ml
    each roasted masala, ground coriander and ground cumin
  • 5
    ml
    turmeric
  • 45
    ml
    leaf masala
  • 2
    sweet potatoes and/or brinjals, cut into chunks
  • 10
    ml
    crushed garlic
  • 5
    ml
    grated fresh ginger
  • 500
    ml
    boiling water
  • 2
    green chillies, chopped
  • 125
    ml
    green beans, cut into pieces (optional)
  • salt
  • TO FINISH
  • 80
    ml
    chopped fresh coriander
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 20
    ml
    garam masala
  • TO SERVE
  • basmati rice
  • fresh coriander sambal (optional)
 

Method

30-50 min
 

1. Soak the lentils (brown and red separately) for 30 minutes in lukewarm water. Drain.

2. Heat the butter in a saucepan, add the onions and whole spices, then stir-fry until the onions are soft.

3. Mix the tomato paste or chopped tomato with the ground spices. Add to the saucepan, with the sweet potatoes and/or brinjals. Add the garlic and ginger, and stir-fry until fragrant.

4. Add the lentils, water and chillies. Simmer until the lentils are soft (the red ones will disintegrate). Add more water if needed. Add the beans and simmer until just done and still firm. Season with salt.

5. To finish: Sprinkle the coriander and lemon juice over. Stir, then sprinkle the garam masala over.

6. To serve: Serve with rice and sambal (if using)

 

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