Lentil Curry(Dhal Curry)

December 26, 2010
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This is a very simple but very good that my mother makes.
Dhal can be cooked with different seasoning to make a dish by same name in India. Dhal should washed first in plenty of water to remove the dust and debris. In this recipe I used Toor dhal flat and golden and pleasant flavor do not use the oiled verities .
Have with steamed basmati rice

What You'll Need
  • Lentil (Toor dhal/ red gram) ½ cup
  • Ginger 1 small piece
  • Green Chili 1
  • Water 1 cup
  • (Cook all above in water)
  • Shallotte 5
  • Garlic 5 flake
  • (Crushed above)
  • Chili Flake ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Curry Leaf 1 sprig(Optional)
  • Cilantro few
  • Oil 1 tsp
  1. Heat one tsp of oil in a heavy pan add the crushed ingredients cook till caramel colour reduce flame add turmeric ,chili flake and curry leaf(optional)
  2. Add the cooked lentils mixture and add salt to taste.
  3. Garnish with chopped cilantro
  4. Serve hot.
  5. ( A knob of butter or a tsp of ghee added to the prepared dhal curry give a rich flavor)I've found a place online which is sending coconut oil, mustard seeds and even fresh curry leaves in USA
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10 Reviews

jen_c March 21, 2011
I made this for dinner tonight and it tastes really good. I love dhal so thank you for posting the recipe.
pauljoseph March 21, 2011
thank you jen_c
TheWimpyVegetarian December 27, 2010
This looks great! I'm going to have to try this one - thanks for posting!
pauljoseph December 27, 2010
thank you chezSuzanne
gingerroot December 27, 2010
Mmm...I can smell all of your aromatics and imagine this tastes delicious. I took a Vegetarian Indian cooking class about a month ago and loved every dish we made!
pauljoseph December 27, 2010
Thank you gingerroot I am curious who was the cooking teacher
gingerroot December 27, 2010
The chef's name is Kusuma Cooray. At one time she was Doris Duke's private chef - a funny coincidence because years ago, I used to give tours of Doris Duke's home here in Hawaii, Shangri La.
pauljoseph December 27, 2010
Thank you sagreen I will post two more dhal recipe
Sagegreen December 27, 2010
Your photographs really show the process very clearly. I can almost taste this on the screen. The curry leaves are the perfect spice. Everything is in such good balance. I was hoping you would be sharing a recipe for lentils this week. Thank you.
pauljoseph January 3, 2011
thank you