Most of you know that I come from a Sri Lankan family and have grown up eating Sri Lankan food. While I really love cooking and eating food from all over the world, there comes a time when that Sri Lankan craving hits, and that craving must be obeyed!
My quick and easy Sri Lankan fix is a simple Dhal. It’s healthy, goes great with some brown rice and you can make it in less that 15 minutes.
1C red lentils
1 small onion finely diced
1 green chilli finely chopped
10 curry leaves
1/4 tsp black mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds (optional)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2C Coconut milk
1 cinnamon stick
2 tbsp vegetable or coconut oil
Salt to taste
1. Wash the lentils thoroughly.
2. Heat the oil, fry the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Then add the onions and curry leaves and when the onions caramalised add in lentils, turmeric, cinnamon and water and cook over a low heat. Add salt and the milk and continue to cook for about 10 minutes and the dhal curry is ready for serving. Once the dhal is cooked, it will turn yellow in colour and will have a nice mushy texture.
3. Serve with steamed rice.
See easy peasy!!!!
So tell me friends… What’s your ultimate comfort food?