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Lentils with Coconut Milk Recipe

Lentils with Coconut Milk Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 6

2 cups red lentils

2 cups thin coconut milk

1 dried chili, broken into pieces

2 teaspoons pounded Maldives fish

1 teaspoon turmeric, ground

1 tablespoon ghee

8 curry leaves

1 large onions, sliced finely

5 cm pandanus leave

5 cm cinnamon stick

1/2 cup thick coconut milk

Small stalk lemon grass (white part only)

Salt to taste


Method :

Use clean water to wash the lentils thoroughly. Discard any lentils that float to the surface of the water, drain. Fill a sauce pan with the drained lentils, chili, thin coconut milk, Maldive fish and turmeric, bring to the boil. Cover and cook slowly until the lentils are soft. Heat up another saucepan with the oil and fry the curry leaves, lemon grass, onions, cinnamon, and pandanus leave until the onions are soft and brown. Keep half the onions for garnishing the dish later. Add the lentil mixture into the saucepan. Add thick coconut milk and salt to taste. Simmer without covering until the lentils are very soft like a porridge. Serve with rice and some meat curries.


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