Time to try another recipe from the Curry Focus web site. I chose the dal recipe because it looked so easy and I like dal.
Everything was in the pantry except for the lentils and I just picked them up from my local supermarket.
This really is an unbelievably easy meal to cook.
I washed and drained the lentils and put them on to cook.
Whilst the lentils were cooking, I prepared the onion and garlic and measured out and mixed the spices.
I drained the lentils after they were cooked and fried the onions and garlic. Then in went the spices.
Soon the lentils were added to the frying pan and everything was going along nicely. I noticed that the dal kept drying out (maybe I had the heat up too high) so I added some boiling water a few times (just a little as I didn’t want the dal to turn into soup).
Then I cut off some of the coriander plant that I’ve got growing by the kitchen window and chopped up the leaves for the garnish.
It was really that easy.
The recipe said that that it served 4 but it was really only enough for 2. Luckily there were only 3 of us for dinner and I padded it out with a few paratha.
And what was the verdict? Delicious! It rated an excellent 8.5 out of 10 with a “spice” heat score of medium to hot. Pretty good. And I’m under orders to cook it again soon – I won’t be complaining.