Sri Lankan Dhal Curry

Sri Lankan Dhal Curry.dhal.png

Both my Irish and Sri Lankan culture are very important to me.  I have travelled to Sri lanka numerous times, my last trip to Sri Lanka, it was my mission to learn as many culinary skills and recipes from my Grandmother Sriya and a local family,  the Wigethunas who ran their own little shop in Columbo, Sri Lanka. I spent day in day out cooking with the Wigethunas and my Grandmother. Dhal is a simple dish, full of protein, it’s highly nutritious and is one of the main sources of protein for vegetarians in Sri Lanka. If you scroll down to the end I have also written this recipe as Gaeilge for any of you Irish speaking enthusiasts or for anyone who wants a little more Irish in their lives.

 

 

1st photo: My grandmother Sriya grating fresh coconut which she does every morning. 2nd & 3rd: The Wigethuna Family who taught me how to cook in their little restaurant in Columbo. 

Recipe for 4: 

200g of red split lentils

1 medium white onion

3 cloves of garlic

1 table spoon of tumeric

2 tablespoon of curry powder

1 tablespoon of chilli pieces (more or less depending on your preference)

150ml of coconut milk

2 handfuls of spinach

Salt to taste.

Recipe:

  1. Wash the lentils until the water becomes clear. Leave the lentils sit for 20 minutes in water to soften them out.
  2. Put 200g of lentils, 100ml of coconut milk and 200ml of water into a pot.
  3. Add 1 diced onion, diced garlic cloves, tumeric, curry powder and chilli pieces. *Keep stirring so the dhal doesn’t stick to the pot and keep the lid on top to cook through but also keep stirring every few minutes so that the dhal doesn’t stick to the pot.
  4. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Put the remaining 50ml of coconut milk and 2 handfuls of washed spinach  and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until all the lentils have cooked through
  6. When the dhal is fully cooked, add salt to taste.

A few little facts:

Dhal is full of fibre and it has a high satiety level which helps with weightloss. It also contains Tumeric which helps with inflammation. Enjoy this recipe with eggs for lunch or with a portion of rice for dinner. #Dhalicious

Curaí Dhal

Oidis curaí dhal: Nuair a bhí mé i Sri Lanca, bhí mé ar misean an méid is mó cócaireachata a dhéanamh agus a bhú ar mo chumas, agus tréan oidis úr nua a fhoghlaim.   Dhal nó curaí lintilí atá ann, agus é pacáilte le maitheas. Tá sé ar cheann de na príomh foinsí de phróitéin le haghaidh feol-séantoirí i Sri Lanca agus tá sé iontach easca é a dhéanamh.

Oidis do 4: 

Comhábhair:
200g de lintilí scoilte
1 oinniún bán

3 ionga gairleoige
1 spúnóg bhoird tumeric
2 spúnóg bhoird púdar curaí
1 spúnóg bhoird de chalóga chilli  (níos lú más mian leat an teas a mhaolú)
150ml  cnó cócó
Salann chun blaiseadh

Oideas:

1. Nigh na lintilí chun chur an iarmhar díot agus chur iad ar maos le haghaidh 20 nóiméad.

2. Cuir  200g lintilí le 100ml de bháinne cnó cócó agus 200ml d’uisce isteach go dtí méan-phóta ag méan teas.

3. Cuir is teach an oinniún díslithe,turmeric, púdar curaí agus na chalóga chilli . Bí ag núdail agus  bí cinnte each mbíonn sa greamaithe ag bún an póta.

4. Cócarail le hadhaigh 15-20 nóiméad.

5. Cuir  50 ml de bháinne cnó cócó níos mó agus cócarail  le haghaidh 5-10 nóiméad níos mó.

6. Nuair atá sé déanta cur an salann isteach.

Cúpla fíric eile: Tá dhal lán de shnáithín. Tá leibhéal sáithiú ard ag lintilí mar sin tá sé ar fheabhas chun meáchan a chailliúint. Bain taineamh as an oideas seo le rís nó le uibheacha don lón. #Dhaliseacleas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s