Preparation info

  • Serves

    6–7

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Settler's Cookbook

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Published 2009

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups black lentils, unhulled
  • Salt
  • 2 green chillies, slit open
  • 2

Method

  • Soak the lentils overnight, then drain and boil in water (three times the quantity of the lentils).
  • To this add the ginger, garlic and chillies.
  • It takes at least an hour and a half, perhaps more, for the slow cooking.
  • Then add the garam masala and butter, stirring all the time.
  • It will turn into a shiny, thick, dark porridge.<