Curry Night with one of Madhur Jaffrey's Curries, Vegetarian Green Lentil Curry with Kale

Curry Night with one of Madhur Jaffrey's Curries, Vegetarian Green Lentil Curry with Kale

Here's a recipe from Madhur Jeffray that I recently cooked for the family for curry night. This recipe serves 4 people. 

You can also watch my video on my YouTube Channel which shows me preparing the the Dhal. 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed to a paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 1/4 cups dried green lentils
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 ounces green beans, cut into 3/4-inch lengths
  • 4 ounces kale, stemmed and leaves finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt

Method   

  • In a small bowl, combine the ginger, garlic, coriander and ground cumin.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of water to make a paste.
  • In a small skillet, heat the oil until shimmering.
  • Add the cumin seeds and cook over moderately high heat for 5 seconds, just until sizzling.
  • Add the shallot and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  • Add the spice paste and let cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook until thick, about 1 minute longer. 
  • In a saucepan, combine the lentils with the turmeric and 5 cups of water; bring to a boil.
  • Cover partially and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, until the lentils are barely tender. Add the green beans, kale, carrot, three-fourths of the cilantro and the cayenne and season with salt.
  • Cook until the lentils and vegetables are tender, 15 minutes. Scrape in the spice paste and the remaining cilantro.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, and serve.

Serve with steamed basmati rice, warm naan and plain yogurt.

 

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