Sri Lankan Dhal Curry

Sri Lankan 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.

Though I had decided to make this dal, I didn’t read through the recipe until the morning I decided to make. I normally stock Masoor, unfortunately, I ran out of it and had to rush out to buy this before making the lunch. Since it was a Sunday meal for us, I had the usual heavy breakfast preparation and by the time I set out to make this simple dish, it was quite late.

The result was the not so impressive final pictures. I was so tired with the house helps cleaning and a hungry husband waiting for his meal, that I quickly clicked pictures randomly and served. He was saying how I take all the pains to cook and end up getting so tired to click pictures finally! That made me think about how I will ever do my Mega BM that’s coming up!

Anyway, for all the hastiness I had, the meal was good, though I knew it was too bland for Hubby Dear. I wished I had made something spicy from this cuisine!

That’s for next time for sure! I adapted this from here where the author has recorded all her Srilankan recipes!

Sri Lankan Dhal Curry

How to make Sri Lankan Dhal Curry 1 How to make Sri Lankan Dhal Curry 2

Sri Lankan Dhal Curry

Ingredients Needed:

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

For Tempering

1/2 cup Onion juliennes
1/2 cup Tomato 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.

For Tempering
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 chilies 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.

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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.
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Cuisine Srilankan
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Dish Type Gourmet Dals
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Dal
For Tempering
Cuisine Srilankan
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Dish Type Gourmet Dals
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Dal
For Tempering
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Making the Dal
  1. Wash the dal and changes of water two or three times.
  2. In a pressure cooker, take the dal along with turmeric powder and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.
  3. Once the pressure falls down, add the coconut milk and simmer for 3 minutes.
For Tempering
  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and when its start to splutter add the cumin seeds along with fenugreek seeds and sauté for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the curry leaves and greens chillies along with sliced onions and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. When onions turn colour add the chopped tomato and sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the mixture over the cooked dal.
  6. Serve hot with Srilankan Yellow Rice or choice of your bread.

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12 comments

  1. At times I am even amazed how some of you manage to cook so much and then take pictures as well! Dhal looks good and so does the yellow rice.

  2. I feel you! It happens to me always, that I feel tired by the time I cook and click, that sometimes I really don’t want to blog! I guess then slowly it becomes cumbersome… slow down and get thinking dear… maybe you should plan better or do something else… the dal looks delicious… want to try this mainly because of he coconut milk… hehe…

  3. Valli, can relate to your state.. Most times, I end up with not-so-good pics or stop Blogging itself for a long time because I could’nt manage time and cannot take any more stress. Dal with coconut milk sounds nice.

  4. Dal looks yummy with rice. Again coconut milk in dal no idea how it would taste. But it definitely a new variety of making masoor dal/lentil. With BM you have already created a base Srivalli. You can do easily, don’t worry.

  5. Fortunately I have more than a kilo of masoor dal in the pantry right now. I think I will try this out tomorrow itself. And as you said, the energy we put into cooking a dish diminishes by the time we click it. Yes, mega marathon clicks are giving me chills now!!!

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