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Lentil Coconut Curry Recipe

Lentil Coconut Curry
How to make Lentil Coconut CurryImage credit: Chef Kunal Kapur

About Lentil Coconut Curry Recipe: A simple curry made from tuar dal, coconut milk and basic, aromatic spices.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 05 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Lentil Coconut Curry

  • 1 1/2 Cup tuar dal
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 25 gms ginger & garlic
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mustard seed
  • 2 curry leaves stems
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp dhaniya (coriander) powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp heeng (asafoetida)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp tamarind

How to Make Lentil Coconut Curry

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1.
Soak tuar dal for 15-20 minutes, then let it boil.
2.
Put some coconut oil in pan and let it heat.
3.
Fry together dried red chillies, onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic, mustard seeds, heeng, curry leaves, turmeric, dhania powder.
4.
Now, pour in dal,
5.
To this, add 1/2 cup of water and puree the dal in a mixer grinder.
6.
Add it to pan and bring it to boil again and add 1/2 a cup of coconut milk.
7.
Finish by adding a Tbsp. of tamarind paste.

Key Ingredients: tuar dal, onions, green chillies, ginger & garlic, coconut oil, dried red chillies, mustard seed, curry leaves stems, turmeric, dhaniya (coriander) powder, coriander powder, heeng (asafoetida), coconut milk, tamarind

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