1 pack of brown lentils cooked till soft and tender . ( 35minutes)
10-15 pieces of beef or lamb .
4 medium onions chopped finely
6-8 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped finely
3 cardamom pods
3 stick cinnamon
1 tablespoon of salt
2 teaspoons of turmeric
3 tablespoons of roasted masala ( I use Pakco)
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of vinegar.
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
In a heated large pot add your oil , meat, onions , garlic , cinnamon, salt and cardamom … Braise till meat and onions are golden brown .. Now add 1 cup of boiling water and turn heat down to medium and allow water to cook away .. Stirring occasionally .. Repeat this process of add hot water and cooking slowly until your meat is almost tender , Beef will take about an hour and lamb about 35 minutes . Now add your masala , turmeric and sugar . Braise meat with a skoortjie warm water ( 2 tablespoons ) and stir cooking away the little water and allowing spices too cook and permeate into meat … Repeat this process about 5 times always stirring . Now add your cooked lentils and stir , cook on high heat for about 10 minutes , remembering to stir . Now add 1 cup of hot water and cook on a low to medium heat for half an hour – stirring occasionally otherwise lentils will stick to bottom of the pot .
Now switch off heat and allow lentil curry to sit for 15-20 minutes before serving with rice and onion salad . Delicious !!!