Dal Makhani

© Jaca Verde PANC

Lucas likes to cook the beans in stews. For example, in the Instagram of Jaca Verde PANC, Lucas describes a typical Indian dish, named “Dal Makhani”, a kind of lentil soup (usually called “dal” by Indians), seasoned with various spices and served with some vegetables.


  • 300 g lentils
  • 500 ml water
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic and a piece of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander seed powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 whole bag of black cardamom
  • 1 piece of ground cinnamon
  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 gold leaf


  1. Heat the olive oil and fry the onion with the ground ginger and garlic paste.
  2. Then add the ground spices and when the aroma rises in the room, cook the lentils until they are very soft.
  3. If you wish, you can cook the chopped tomato with the lentils, or serve it afterwards, with a few drops of lemon.

The taste is incredible! With the smokiness of black cardamom plus its freshness and the exotic combination of cinnamon and spices in a savoury dish.


About Lucas MourãoBR

We are a Slow Food community in the city of Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais department in Brazil, where it's a melting pot of the Brazilian food culture. We aim to preserve and promote our traditional food culture as well as our sociobiodiversity, mainly from the Cerrado (the Brazilian Savannah) through events, educational activities and taste education workshops.

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