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Sri Lankan Lentils Recipe

Sri Lankan Lentils Recipe

Ingredients :

2 cups red lentils

2 medium onions, sliced finely

2 small red chilies, seeded and chopped finely

2 tablespoons cooking oil

2 teaspoons dried shrimp

1 teaspoon turmeric, ground

6 curry leaves

2 cups coconut milk

1 cup vegetable stock

1 cinnamon stick

10 cm lemon grass (white part only)


Method :

Heat a wok with the cooking oil. Saute the onion and cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes, or until the onion is golden brown. Remove half the sauteed onion and set aside as garnishing. Add the chili, turmeric, dried shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the curry leaves, lentils, vegetable stock, coconut milk, cinnamon stick and lemon grass. Bring to the boil and simmer on reduced heat, uncovered for 45 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick and lemon grass before serving. Garnish with the reserved sauteed onions. Serve hot.


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