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Velvety black lentil curry

Vandana Jangid
15 minutes
Prep Time
90 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Velvety black lentil curry RECIPE

This curry is very simple to make.texture is so much creamy and mouth melting. Recipe is from "I :heart:curry" by Anjum Anand.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • North Indian
  • Simmering
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 1cup whole black gram
  2. 1/2cup cooked red kidney beans
  3. 1tbsp ginger paste
  4. 5 large garlic cloves
  5. 3 tomatoes
  6. Salt, to taste
  7. 3/4 cup double cream
  8. 2-4 tbsp butter
  9. 1/2 tsp chilli powder,or to taste
  10. 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  11. Chopped coriander for garnish
  12. 1 tsp garam masala
  13. 3/4 tsp dried fenugreek leaves,crushed


  1. Wash the black gram .
  2. Place them in a large bowl,cover with fresh water and leave to soak for two hours.
  3. Rinse the lentils.
  4. Take a saucepan and boil lentils with 1 litre water.
  5. Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes or until soft.
  6. Stir occasionally and top up with water,if necessary.
  7. Make a smooth paste of tomato and garlic.
  8. Pour the mixture and garlic paste into the soft lentils.
  9. Add salt.cook it for 15 minutes. Add extra hot water,if necessary.
  10. Add cream,butter,spices,crushed fenugreek leaves along with red kidney beans.
  11. Cook for another10 minutes.
  12. In last garnish with chopped green coriander and butter.
  13. Serve with Naan or parantha.

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Neema Bhardwaj
Neema Bhardwaj   Jan-24-2017

stunning dish

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