Basically any stew that includes lentil-beans, other pulses or even any other kind of legume can be called a lentil curry. However, this makes the definition of the word problematic, as, while many believe that it specifically refers to such dishes, it can actually be any stew with lentils in the original recipe. This is because it is most often prepared with the standard curry powder recipe, which is a powder made from gram flour and water that will give you the right texture when making such dishes. These original recipes were originally used in India. In fact, this particular type of curry powder was actually invented by a person who had moved to India from Britain and who happened to live near the Indian border.
Lentil Curd Recipes has taken many different shapes and forms over the years. While the standard curry powder has always been used, there are many different types of lentil curries on the market today that use not only this type of powder but also a variety of other ingredients. Some of these include: nasal, which is a spicy blend of various spices; North Indian and Pakistani cuisines (especially those originating in the subcontinent), which use a variety of ingredients such as chicken, mutton, goat, beef, beans and many different kinds of nuts and seeds; even eastern cuisines such as those from China, Japan and Korea have lentil curry in many different variations. In fact, one of the biggest selling curry powders on the world market today is from the state of Bengal, called Bengalbumin, which is widely used in the north east to create many different types of curry. The main ingredient in this variety of curry is the Bengalbumin which has a taste that is very similar to that of mutton or chicken curry powder.
There are several different methods for preparing lentil curry, and there are even variations within the recipe itself. For example, if the lentil curry recipe calls for grounded coconut oil, you can then substitute it with extra virgin olive oil. Also, if the recipe calls for mustard seed oil, instead of mustard seed, try using sunflower oil instead.
Other ingredients that you can add to your lentil curry recipes include things like tomatoes, onions, green chilies, garlic, cilantro and turmeric. When it comes to tomatoes, you can use both regular and fresh tomatoes, though fresh tomatoes tend to have a much stronger flavor. Green chilies and garlic both work well with the spices to give your dish an added kick, but you can also use onions and green chilies in a healthy dose of spice. You can really enhance the flavors of this dish by including spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.
When preparing lentil curry you will also want to add coconut milk as it makes for a very rich and creamy texture. Coconut milk can be substituted for milk when it comes to recipes that call for cream, but it is not a substitute for water. When cooking, bring the liquid to a boil so that the liquid does not become too thick. Add all the ingredients to the cooking pot and stir until everything is evenly mixed. Bring the heat down to simmer and cover the pot tightly to lock in the flavors. Cook on low until the lentil curry has begun to steam, about 15 minutes.
You can serve the lentil curry right out of the pan or you can put it in a pot with a lid for a few minutes to let it cook thoroughly. You can serve it with cold vegetables as well as any other side dishes you desire such as rice, potatoes or pasta. The creamy consistency of this dish is one of the main reasons why it is so popular. You will find this dish in many Indian restaurants when you are dining in a restaurant in an Indian country. As you can see, this dish can also be made in a one pot which makes it very economical to prepare.