Sri Lankan Dhal Curry
Srilanka Dhal Curry is a staple dish and is very quick to make. This delicious dhal recipe made with masoor dal is popularly served along with nonveg or any rice or roti.
Servings 4 people
For the Dal
- 3/4 cup Masoor Dal
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 cup Coconut Milk Thick milk /First Milk
- 2 cup Water or increase if needed
- 1/2 cup Onion juliennes
- 1/2 cup Tomatoes finely chopped
- 2 to 4 Green Chillies
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methi Seeds
- 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
Making the Dal
Wash the dal and changes of water two or three times.
In a pressure cooker, take the dal along with turmeric powder and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.
Once the pressure falls down, add the coconut milk and simmer for 3 minutes.
Heat the oil in a nonstick pan.
Add the mustard seeds and when its start to splutter add the cumin seeds along with fenugreek seeds and sauté for 30 seconds.
Add the curry leaves and greens chillies along with sliced onions and sauté for 2 minutes.
When onions turn colour add the chopped tomato and sauté for 2 minutes.
Pour the mixture over the cooked dal.
Serve hot with Srilankan Yellow Rice or choice of your bread.