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Black Lentil Curry Recipe

Black lentil curry recipe

Today on our menu is the healthiest food, the black lentil curry recipe. Black lentils full of fiber, minerals, iron, and Proteins and have fewer calories per single serving. It keeps you full and satisfied which can greatly help in weight loss. The fiber in lentils helps colon complications like constipation. Black lentil sprouts are common items in salads nowadays and are easily grown at home.

The Black lentil curry recipe is very simple and takes almost 15 minutes which also includes preparation time. We can keep it very simple or add spices as we like.

Note: Presoaking lentils overnight makes a huge difference in both cooking time and the flavor.

Black Lentil Curry Recipe ingredients

Black lentils boiled   1 cup
Ginger Paste              1 tbsp
Garlic Paste               1 tbsp
Chili flakes                 1 tbsp
Dried-Parsley            1/4 tsp
Tomatoes                   1 cup
Onion                         1 medium-sized
Salt                             per taste
Cooking oil               2 tbsp

Add 2 tbs of cooking oil to a pan and sauté the onions till they are golden brown. Then add ginger garlic paste and stir for a minute.

Next, add the tomato puree, chili flakes, and salt as per taste. You can always adjust salt later.
Cook the mixture till oil starts to separate from the mixture. At this point add the lentils and pour a cup of water and mix it well.

Cover the lid and let it cook for 5 minutes. The lentils are presoaked and boiled and with 5 minutes of cooking on low heat, the curry is now ready to serve.

Add the chopped green chilies and fresh coriander to enhance the flavor but it is totally optional.


Those who are on a weight loss diet can eat it with a spoon like a soup. In Pakistan, we generally eat black lentil curry with rice or chapati/Nan.

Pickled onions and finely chopped onion, green chili, and tomato salad go best with this dish.

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