Black Lentil Curry (Urad Dal)
This satisfying slow-cooked buttery lentil curry (Urad dal) is packed with iron and fibre. This dish is the king of all lentil curries and is often found in the menus of most Indian restaurants. Traditionally the lentils are slow-cooked over a jiko over night to ensure it is uniformly cooked but it is well worth the wait. In my recipe, I have cooked the lentils in a pressure cooker which has reduced the cooking time quite a bit. Pair this lovely creamy dish with chapatis, naan, jeera rice, millet flat bread (rotlo) or even some ugali and you won’t need any other sides.