Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 ounces unsalted butter

  2. 1 cinnamon stick

  3. 3 cardamom pods fresh ginger

  4. 2 dried chillies

  5. 1 large onion

  6. 1 clove garlic

  7. 8 ounces lentils

  8. 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  9. 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  10. 1 teaspoon salt

  11. 3/4 pint water

  12. 3 fresh green chillies

  13. 1 can chopped tomatoes fresh coriander

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat, then add the cardamom pods (split, cooking them for just a few seconds. Add the fresh ginger and crushed dry chillies, cooking for another half minute. Turn the heat up to high and add the thinly sliced onion and garlic, cooking until they start to brown. Add lentils (which have been soaked and drained) then the turmeric, cumin powder, salt and stir in the water. Cook for 5-6 minutes to let the water dry out. Add chopped tomatoes and the fresh chillies, leaving the stalks intact. Finally add the fresh coriander to taste. Serve hot.


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