Dal curries are a traditional Indian dish with numerous variations, such as this masoor dal curry, urad dal, tadka dal, and many more.
I absolutely adore dal. It is one of my favourite types of curries to make. Dal gets a lot of unnecessary hate, but it truly is delicious if made right.
Dal is an Indian term, and it refers to any legume or bean. For this particular dal recipe, I have used brown lentils.
Brown lentils, like many other lentils, are extremely beneficial to the body. They are extremely high in fibre, making them ideal for those with digestive issues.
They are also excellent protein substitutes for vegans and vegetarians due to their high protein content. In addition to this they contain a variety of vitamins and minerals.
This brown lentil curry is prepared differently depending on which recipe you use. Some recipes call for boiling the brown lentils in a separate pot, then adding the tadka in a separate frying pan to create the flavour.
Tadka is a simple infused oil that adds a variety of flavours to dishes, which is what I use in my tadka dal recipe.
Other recipes make the base masala, and the soaked lentils are then combined in a single pot before being cooked in the one pot. Both methods and techniques are excellent, and either will be delicious.
It is always best to use fresh ingredients in any curry recipe. The garlic and ginger paste can be purchased in jars from the store, but it is so simple to make at home that there is no need.
Simply use a pestle and mortar to crush the required amount of garlic and ginger. Grind into a paste with a splash of water. This will give you a fresh paste that will help to enhance the flavour of the curry.
The consistency of this lentil curry can be adjusted to suit individual tastes. Simply cook for longer to achieve a thicker consistency. More water can be added to achieve a thinner consistency.
This brown lentil curry recipe is delicious as a soup or served over steamed basmati rice. It is the epitome of true homey Indian comfort food.
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