Spicy Indian Yellow Lentil Curry

Recipe by Charishma_Ramchanda

This is Gayatri Venkatesh's recipe from the Thursday magazine. Its really tasty. You can tone down the spiciness by reducing the number of green chillies if you please. Enjoy!

Top Review by Spice girl

Made this for lunch and served it with boiled rice and fried fish.....turned out well the family loved it. I just used less of the green chillies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pressure cooker, put the lentils, tomatoes and 4 cups of water with a pinch of turmeric powder.
  2. Pressure cook until the lentils are tender.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoons of oil in a pot.
  4. Once its hot, add mustard and cumin seeds.
  5. Allow to splutter.
  6. Once they stop spluttering, add corriander seeds, asafoetida powder, curry leaves and green chillies.
  7. Stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  8. Add onions and stir-fry till they become golden brown in colour.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Open the pressure cooker.
  11. Add this mixture to the cooked dal.
  12. Stir well.
  13. Add tamarind pulp and salt to taste.
  14. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  15. Remove from heat.
  16. Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot over rice alongwith some plain yogurt on the side,or, with dosas and chutney.
  17. Enjoy!

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