Cooking with Ayden: Dhal Curry

Today Lil’ Chef Ayden will be cooking Dhal Curry.

Dhal Curry has always been the boys’ favourite whenever we eat Roti Canai so today I thought, why not guide him to cook it himself?

The heat level of Dhal Curry can be adjusted according to your preference. If your kid can’t tolerate spicy stuffs, then go low on the chili or you may omit it altogether.

Dhal is simply the Indian word for lentils. I did not know this so I had a hard time trying to purchase DHAL earlier. All I saw was lentils – red lentils, green lentils, yellow lentils but NONE of them were Dhal (or so I thought). I was puzzled as I swear they looked like Dhal :roll:

And then I googled and true enough, Lentils = Dhal :lol:

As usual, I only share recipes of simple dishes. If a dish is too tedious to prepare, they won’t make it into this blog as I’ll have a very hard time guiding Ayden. We work on this motto, ‘if a 3 yo can do it, so can you’ as our aim is to encourage more people to cook and dine healthily with their beloved family.

1 cup Dhal (rinsed and soaked for an hour)
3 shallots (sliced)
2 clove garlic (sliced)
1 inch ginger
1 sprig curry leaf (stem removed)
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1 green chili
1 dry chili
1 tomato
1 potato
1 carrot
2 long beans
1 tbs oil
Salt to taste

1) Heat oil. Add shallot, garlic, ginger, Mustard seed and Cumin seed. Stir fry until fragrant
2) Add in green chili and curry leaf. Stir fry for a while
3) Add tomato, potato, carrot and long bean
4) Add in dhal and water
5) Once boiled, add tumeric powder and dry chili
6) Simmer for an hour
7) Add salt to taste

Here’s the tutorial video:

Ayden @ 3Y7M

4 Comments + Add Comment

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    I want!!! Clever boy! Getting cuter and cuter by the day!


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    I like to eat dhal curry too! At the rate that Ayden is going, he will be cooking full course meals very soon!


  • //

    Wah! Very clever and talented young chef. My hubby would love your dhal, Ayden. If only you stay nearby….^^


  • //

    Sam like dhal too when having roti canai but that long list of ingredients……… I rather eat at mamak, haha!


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