- 1 cup dry lentils
- 6 ounces crushed tomato (canned, or tomato puree, but not tomato paste)
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (grated)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less depending on your spice preference)
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/8 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
- ground black pepper (freshly)
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (minced)
|Calories370Calories from Fat190|
|% DAILY VALUE|
|Calories from Fat190|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Annmarie Kaufman 2 months ago
I typically don’t write reviews for many of the delicious recipes I find on Yummly, however, this was too good to not let food lovers, like myself, to pass up. The recipe is straight forward and very easy. I did however, add graham Marsala, coriander, and cardamom. Additionally, I doubled the amount of fresh ginger. The only suggestion I would give is to keep an eye on the water level while it cooks. I probably added an additional cup to 1 1/2 cups of water thought the whole cooking process. It’s amazing and your taste buds will thank you for making this dish. 😋
Kathy Hanshaw 2 months ago
delish snd vrty flavourful
Danny 3 months ago
Easy and delicious! Definitely will make again
Kara Byrne 6 months ago
Delicious! This is a staple at my house. Thank you!
Karen 8 months ago
Instead of water puree tomatoes, and cream I used 1 can coconut milk, skimmed cream off top, and 1 28oz can petite chopped tomatoes with juice.
Chip 8 months ago
This is a fabulous dish! Very easy to make with great flavor. Will make it more often
Joop Hooijmans 10 months ago
It was delicious! I made it with red lentils and added some garam masala to give it a bit more taste. I also doubled the chopped tomatoes
Tonje B. a year ago
Delicious and easy recipe, definitely making it again
LisaRae a year ago
It was amazing! I did make it in a pressure cooker instead of on the stove top. But that was the only change I made. I used Masoor Dal (whole). Super yummy. Right amount of hot from the recipe. I normally like a 3 at an Indian restaurant. I would say, as these ingredients are measured, that’s where this dish will be.
Peggy a year ago
Good, but not quite like what you’d get at a restaurant. It didn’t make very much. I used 1-1/2 cups of green lentils and that made about 4-5 servings. The water kept cooking off so I was checking every 10 minutes or so. I added at least 2 extra cups of water. I halved the butter and used lite coconut milk in place of the heavy cream. I added 1T of garam masala because it needed more flavor.
Megan Keylock a year ago
Loved it! I could only find red Split lentils, but that ended up meaning they cooked nice and quick, and I did add a teaspoon of fresh curry paste as well. Delish
Tay Lor 2 years ago
Amazing flavor and easy to make!
Carie V. 2 years ago
Best Dal I've ever made. Don't get me wrong....very little can go wrong where butter and heavy cream are involved. Used far more broth just because the lentils kept soaking it up. Highly recommended
Josiah Abney 2 years ago
Great, would use less water
Danielle DeMartin 2 years ago
This Dal recipe was simple and yummy! I did sautee green peppers and onion while the lentils were boiling and added them to the pot with the other ingredients to get some extra veggies in.
Kate Reynertson 2 years ago
Fabulous! A great option for my partially vegetarian family that meat eaters and non-meat eaters can enjoy. Nice spice level, great flavor, lovely texture. Tastes like we ordered take out from an Indian restaurant.
Jamie Howton 2 years ago
Fantastic I made it pretty much exactly per the recipe and it was fairly spicy but not uncomfortably so
Alyssa T. 3 years ago
Delicious! I substituted heavy cream for an equal part of Raita savory yogurt (tomato flavor with cumin & coriander) and peeled the ginger into small pieces - it was SO tasty!!