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    Sri Lankan Dahl

    Sri Lankan Dahl. Photo by Rita~

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    5 mins

    40 mins

    Brian Holley's Note:

    Different from the usual Indian Dhals, this dish uses coconut milk to add flavour. use this to accompany a Sri Lankan meat curry. You can't go wrong. Rice and Dahl are the two big fillers in Sri Lankan food.

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    1. 1
      In a heavy pan heat the oil and fry the onion till golden brown.
    2. 2
      Put half of the onions aside and save for garnish.
    3. 3
      Add the chillies, shrimp paste, and turmeric and cook for 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the lentils, curry leaves, coconut milk, stock, cinnamon stick and lemon grass. Stir to mix all the ingredients together.
    5. 5
      Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 40 mins, uncovered.
    6. 6
      Discard the cinnamon stick and lemon grass stalk.
    7. 7
      Garnish with the remaining onions and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 25, 2007


      I enjoyed this comforting dish! Cut the recipe in 1/2. I didn`t have fresh curry leaves so I did use a curry paste. And used jar sliced lemongrass. So easy and tasty. Thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Sri Lankan Dahl

    Serving Size: 1 (276 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 702.1
    Calories from Fat 317
    Total Fat 35.2 g
    Saturated Fat 24.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 84.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 75.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.6 g
    Sugars 11.9 g
    Protein 28.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    shrimp paste

    curry leaves

    vegetable stock


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