Monday, October 10, 2011


This is a wonderful recipe combining lentil and meat. Though it requires constant stirring to ensure that the gravy does not stick to the bottom of the pot, it is so satisfying and absolutely delicious.

Instead of toor dal, you can use kidney bean, bengal gram or a mixture of all the dal. Another option, add vegetables like cauliflower, potato, yam or turnip to this dish for a more healthier version.

Serves 4-6
Adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor

1/2 C  masoor dal (split red lentil)
750g mutton cut into bite size
1 big onion
2 green chili
2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1+1/2 tsp chili powder
1+1/2 in ginger chopped
6 cloves garlic chopped
1 tsp cumin seed
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 TB cooking oil
2 TB lemon juice
3 TB chopped cilantro
salt and sugar to taste


Place dal, onion, green chili, cumin powder, turmeric, half of the ginger and mutton in a deep pot.

Pour in 4 cups of water and bring to boil. Cover and cook until meat and dal are tender, stirring in between.

Heat the oil, add cumin  seed, when it begins to change color, add remaining ginger and garlic, saute until fragrant.

Add chili powder, stir then remove from heat.

Pour this mixture together with the oil into cooked dal and meat.

Add lemon juice, salt, sugar and garam masala. If more gravy is needed add more water. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

Serve hot, garnish with chopped cilantro.


cik cek said...

Sedapnya kalau dapat cecah ngan capati ke...roti jala ke...:)

julie said... to me !!

Roshu said...

something special for someone special!!!

Santosh Bangar said...

newcombo looking delicious

Santosh Bangar said...

newcombo looking delicious

Deliah's Deli said...

with chicken baryani...and no words to put taste to screen :) :) delicious!

Neetz said...

wow!! thats an very tasty recipe and with dal healthy :)

kankana said...

Never really heard of lentil with meat but this sounds interesting.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yumm Dal Ghost to try om special occasions.Deliciously Clicked.Luv it.

Juliana said...

Looks delicious and perfect on top of a bowl of rice...
Hope you have a great week and thanks for this tasty recipe :-)

Sushma Mallya said...

wow love the curry will try this rec with chicken:)

Uma said...

With dal it looks like a very comfort curry. Love it.

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Cheryl Lage said...

Look at that list of spices! Sounds and looks DELICIOUS!

Jay said...

Mmmm....sounds absolutely yummm n delish..:P
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Priti said...

Looks very delicious ...yum

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Inviting curry,luks yum...

Priya said...

Delicious fingerlicking curry,soo tempting..

Joanne said...

Sounds like a delicious curry stew!

vineetha said...

That is indeed a very nice recipe..will try this out sometimes..

Chanchal said...

Looks very inviting :)

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a delicious recipe, this looks fantastic! :)

Swathi said...

Delicious. I like his recipes.

Mrs K said...

It is simply too hard to resist this mouthwatering recipe.I am such a huge fan of Sanjeev's recipes,some how they have never failed to impress my taste-buds.You have done a fabulous job with this one:)!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination looks wonderful

Tiffany said...

I just made lentils yesterday! I want to try your version :D

cooking varieties (wan) said...

hi teat and tricks, dhall is always a great ingredient.. enhance food flavor without fail.
its versatile too.. would love to try this

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping from Time Travel Tuesday a day late! Yum!


That stew/soup looks so delicious. I am not in a habit of cooking with mutton so I might substitute beef. I am a beef gal...what can I say. But it looks so yummy that I might have to get out of my comfort zone.


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