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Lentil Curry

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Lentil Curry has a fine taste. Lentil Curry gets its taste from lentils mixed with garam masala and flavored with chili powder. Lentil Curry is inspired by many food joints across the world.
  Dried red lentils 225 Gram
  Butter 100 Gram
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Ginger root piece 50 Gram, peeled and chopped
  Ground coriander 2 Tablespoon
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes 400 Gram, chopped with juice
  Tomato puree 75 Gram
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Water 15 Milliliter
  Coriander sprig 2 (For Garnish)

Place the lentils and water in a pan and cook, uncovered, over a gentle heat for about 20-25 minutes or until tender.
Heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat, add the onion and fry until golden.
Add the garlic and ginger and fry for a few seconds.
Add the spices and fry for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
Stir in the tomatoes and tomato puree and fry for a further 2 minutes.
Add the sugar, water and salt to taste and stir well.
Partly cover, and cook the sauce over a gentle heat for about 15 minutes, or until the sauce becomes thick and most of the liquid has evaporated.
Stir the sauce into the lentils and cook for a further 5-10 minutes.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1986 Calories from Fat 791

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 90 g139%

Saturated Fat 52.2 g261.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 215 mg71.7%

Sodium 282.4 mg11.8%

Total Carbohydrates 238 g79.3%

Dietary Fiber 68.7 g274.8%

Sugars 43.2 g

Protein 75 g149.1%

Vitamin A 161.5% Vitamin C 165.2%

Calcium 57.3% Iron 104.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lentil Curry Recipe