quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Dal Bukhara

another dish in the Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat family: Dal Bukhara / Black Gram Lentils Curry.

dal bukhara / black gram lentils curryif you asked me a few years ago to eat lentils, i’d say “no thank you!” but since i’ve been cooking for k, and i see how much she likes it, i have been more receptive to foods i previously avoided.

so, with a package of Dal Bukhara, some grain – today i made a huge put of millet so that is the grain for the day – and lots of vegetables: asparagus, bell peppers, tomatoes and spinach! i am SO full!


  • 1 package Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Dal Bukhara
  • 2 to 3 cups of grain: i.e.:
    – rice (day-old rice ok too!) – or –
    – quinoa – or –
    – millet
  • 1 to 2 cups of water
  • 3 to 4 cups of vegetables, chopped into bite-sized pieces
    – asparagus
    – color bell pepper
    – spinach
    – tomato
    -or- any old vegetables!
  • 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp turmeric


  1. dal bukhara / black gram lentils curryin a medium saucepan or le creuset pot, empty contents of the package. add water and boil at medium heat.
  2. when boiling, lower temperature to low and add rice or grain. break down any clumps, if necessary. heat for 15 minutes.
  3. add vegetables and boil until vegetables are cooked and the rice has softened.
  4. add turmeric and stir.
  5. serve hot.


product website: Kitchens of India

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