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Creamy black lentil dahl

Number: 4 persons

Complexity: easy

Working time: 45 min

Total preparation: 10+ hours


    • 175 g black lentils

    • 75 g dried kidney beans

    • 1 tbsp ghee (regular butter works fine)

    • 3 tbsp butter

    • 1 tsp cumin seeds

    • 1 bay leaf

    • 2 extra spicy (rawwit) peppers

    • 2 large onion

    • 3 cm ginger root

    • 6 cloves of garlic

    • 2 tsp (Kashmiri) Chili powder

    • 2 tsp garam masala

    • 1 can of tomato paste

    • 60 ml whipped cream

    • some coriander

    • salt and pepper to taste

    • some sugar

    • some vegetable oil (not olive oil)

    • some cayenne pepper or chili powder to make it spicier

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      Just this:

      Actually the dish is called; Daal Makhani or Creamy Black Lentil Dahl. Sounds tastier too. Anyway...recipe comes from; Bible of Indian Cuisine, page 139.

      Serves 4 people, but as a side dish it is certainly enough for about 8 people. We have mainly adjusted the quantities of spices (a little more of everything) because it is just a little tastier.

      This dish can also be made a day earlier, it improves the taste and gives you more time for other things on the day of serving.

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