"Black Lentils" from The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes book.
The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes
|Silk "Original" Creamer|
I used this for my "Dal Makhani"
(Living it up!)
|So Delicious Cultured Coconut Yogurt. This rocks.|
|Coconut Milk in aseptic containers that can sit|
on your shelf. Love this because it has zero sugar.
Yes, you can keep the dried beans and all the basmati and spices in the world on hand but cilantro doesn't have a terribly long shelf life. So I was thrilled that Straub's carried it for 99 cents a bunch. And surprised that they had Silk brand creamer so had a moment of weakness and thought I would give it a shot. Well.....when I walked in the door of our house I was totally blown away by this awesome aroma. I still can't get over come home to and it smelling like someone else has been cooking the whole day. That's pretty cool. Well this recipes calls for 2 bunches of cilantro and it was worth it. I had no fewer than 3 bowls of this stuff. And that was on top of our homemade Indian buffet of leftovers including Saucy Punjabi potatoes, Pigeon Peas with Garlic and Chilies, Amla Chickpeas and Goan Black Eyed Peas.
I used the "Urad Whole" or "Black Matpe Beans"
Make sure you get the right "Black Lentils" as there
are a couple black looking ones at Whole Foods in the bulk
but those are not "Urad Whole".
Maybe a touch milder than the Thai Chilies.
Do not deseed if you like the heat.
This is what Anupy Singla uses.
They are yummy AND they really aren't that spicy
with the long hours in the cooker.
|Whole Urad Dal, Kaali dal,|
Whole Black Gram, Whole Matpe Beans
Lots of names!!
"The Mother's Lentils"
|So rich in color and nutrients.|
Available at International Grocers or your
Indian Store. For you country folk, you can get it from Amazon
or any of the online Indian Grocers.
Anupy Singla is the author of "The Indian Slow Cooker" and her awesome blog is here. Follow the link to "Indian as Apple Pie" to read a little about Diwali and get the Black Lentils recipe from her book. The one on this page is identical to the one in her book. This recipe is listed elsewhere on her blog and the only difference in the other one is that it only uses 2 cups of lentils to 8 cups water. The "Diwali" post has the published version. Link to read Anupy's piece about Diwali that was published in the Wall Street Journal. It seems the recession spiked attendance! Maybe next year I will light my home and hope that Ganesh & Lakshmi will help me out a little.....
This dish is 5 stars. I think it is my husband's favorite so far.