This Dhal Curry is a very mild and nutritious curry made up mainly of lentils, tomatoes, chilies, and spices. Heat level can be adjusted according to taste. | Food to gladden the heart at RotiNRice.com

Dhal Curry

This Dhal Curry is a very mild and nutritious curry made up mainly of lentils, tomatoes, chilies, and spices. Heat level can be adjusted according to taste.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Malaysian
Keyword: dhal curry
Servings: 6
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup chana dhal
  • 1 inch ginger (julienned) (30g)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 dried chilies (broken into pieces)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (stem removed)
  • ΒΌ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 cups water (480ml)
  • Salt to taste

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp butter (28g)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 4 jalapeno peppers (seeded and sliced)
  • 3 tomatoes (cubed)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rinse and drain dhal.
  • Place dhal in a medium sized pot with ginger, garlic, dried chilies, curry leaves, ground turmeric, and 2 cups (480ml) water. Bring to a boil.
  • Season with salt, reduce heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes until dhal is soft.
  • Remove from heat. Using an immersion blender, pulse several times to desired consistency.
  • In a fry pan, heat butter. Add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add cumin seeds and onion. Fry until onion is slightly brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Add jalapeno peppers and tomatoes. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Transfer fried ingredients to the pot with cooked dhal. Place pot back onto stove and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice.

NUTRITION

Calories: 175kcal
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