Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sri Lankan Red Lentil Curry

One of the perks of my job is getting recipes from my students.  This recipe came from a student who I have had over several times for dinner.  This is his mom's recipe!  It's not too spicy and has amazing flavor.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 green chilies cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 cups of coconut milk (1 can)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic 
  • 1 vegetarian bouillon cube
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • Sticky rice (make enough for yourself)
Method:
  1. Make lentils per instruction on package, taking care not to burn the ones on the bottom 
  2. Meanwhile, caramelize onions in oil until soft
  3. When lentils and onions are done, add all ingredients together
  4. Cook covered for about 10-15 minutes until the curry becomes a little thicker (not too runny from the coconut milk)
  5. Serve over rice
This amount makes approximately 2-4 servings.

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