Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sri Lankan Lentil Curry

I've had this recipe for years and can't remember where it came from! I'd written the name down as 'parapou' in my recipe book, but when I google 'Sri Lankan lentil curry' a bunch of recipes for 'parippu' appear. Whatever ...! Regardless of the spelling, this is quick, easy, and delicious on a chilly Canberra day.

2 cups orange lentils
1 tomato, chopped
3 or 4 cloves garlic
1 tsp mustard seeds
turmeric or saffron, to taste
red chillies, chopped
1 onion, chopped
coconut milk

Heat a little oil in a pan. Add onion and stir-fry for a minute. Add tomato and mustard seeds, stir until mustard seeds jump then add wet lentils. Add garlic and chillies. Cover with coconut milk and add turmeric/saffron. Simmer about 15 minutes, and serve with roti or rice.

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