Coconut Dhal

Coconut Dhal

Dhal Curry

250 red split lentils

1/2 onion sliced

3 cloves garlic sliced

2 tsp turmeric

1-2 tsp chilli powder (2 is quite hot)

2 tsp unroasted curry powder

10 curry leaves

400ml coconut milk

100ml water, then another 100ml later to loosen if needed

1 tsp salt

 

Method:

Wash the lentils thoroughly.

Mix the onion, garlic, leaves and spices with the lentils in a saucepan and pour over the coconut milk and water. Bring up to a boil and then a simmer with the lid on until the lentils are cooked (approx 15 minutes). Keep checking to make sure they are not burning and add more water if its looking dry. If you cook for longer the lentils with break down more - resulting in a smoother, creamer dhal. Season.

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