Friday, 24 March 2017

Lentil Curry

Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow - Lentil Curry
1 pack of brown lentils cooked in water for 20 minutes, strain water and keep one side
10-15 pieces of beef or lamb ....
4 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped
4 tablespoons of oil
6-8 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
3 cardamom pods

3 cinnamon sticks
Salt to taste
1 heaped teaspoon of turmeric
3 tablespoons of roasted masala
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of vinegar
In a large pot, heat the oil, add the onions ,cinnamon, salt and cardamom ... fry until onions are golden brown. Next, add the meat and garlic and stir, add 1 cup of warm water and turn heat down to medium and allow meat to cook for 45 minutes , adding a little water to prevent burning when required . Stirring occasionally. Next, add the spices and braise for a few minutes. Next add a cup of water and cook for 15 minutes, stirring when required. Next , add your cooked lentils and a cup of water and cook for 20-30 minutes ,stirring occasionally otherwise lentils will stick to bottom of the pot .
Next, switch off heat and allow lentil curry to sit for 10 minutes before serving with rice and onion salad.

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