I tried Dal from this place and I was amazed. It was so good that I wanted to try and some time later I found this recipe. I failed miserably. Again I tried last week using a different recipe, that doesn’t looks like very authentic after reading others but still I went for it.


  • 3/4 cup of lentils put in water the night before
  • 1 can of beans (mixed, kidney, etc)
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp medium curry powder
  • ping of chilli paste.
  • 75g butter
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • salt, pepper
  • 150g spinach
  • 3/4 cup of rice + 1 star anise


  • Put same amount of rice and boiling water in a pan at medium heat. Put the star anise in the middle.
  • After a couple of minutes reduce to low heat the rice. Dont stir and check from time to time to avoid getting burn.
  • In a medium-heat frying pan, put half of butter, onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder and chilli paste. Cook until the onions are soft.
  • Pour the coconut milk and tomatoes, season with salt/pepper. Bring to boil and then to simmer.
  • Add beans, lentils and remaining butter. Simmer for 30 minutes or so.
  • Taste it! When ready, add the spinach and stir.
  • Ready to eat with the rice!