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Sri Lankan Dhal

What’s for dinner? Why not dish up this healthy Sri Lankan lentil recipe from episode one of Matthew Hayden’s Home Ground?



  • 1.

    Soak the dhal overnight.

  • 2.

    Boil the soaked dhal in a saucepan with water until soft.

  • 3.

    Heat olive oil in a separate pan and add the black mustard seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods and coriander seeds.

  • 4.

    When you can hear the black mustard seeds popping, add the chopped onion and garlic. Once they soften, add the chopped tomatoes.

  • 5.

    When the dhal is ready, drain and add to the vegetable mix. Stir to combine.

  • 6.

    Allow to remain on a lower heat for a couple of minutes before serving.

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Posted by Antony15Report
No chilli,Maldive fish,Coconut milk,salt,why extra virgin olive oil....must taste pretty bland
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