Monday, June 24, 2024


Red lentils - Mysore dhal curry 


Yellow lentils 200 Gms
Green chillies 4
Onion 1 medium
Garlic 4 cloves
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
Milk 1 cup


Soak lentils in water for 10 minutes and wash thoroughly.

In a pan place this washed lentils and add sufficient water and bring it boil.

Remove the scum as much as possible.

When half cooked, add diced onion, diced garlic, green chillies split into two lengthwise, and turmeric powder.

Cook further until all the lentils are well cooked and soft.

Now add the salt and milk and bring to boil.

Simmer until gravy thickens.


1) You can add curry powder 2 teaspoon first with the lentils and cook. The rest is as above. This gives a different taste and is best suited to eat with bread.

2) Add spinach leaves - Cook the Mysore dhal in the first stage and when you add the onion, green chilli and the garlic add 200 Gms of cut spinach leaves and cook. When the lentils are cooked well, add the salt and milk and simmer.

3) Add Snake gourd pieces. See Snake gourd curry variation.- Click here