Sri Lankan Coconut Daal Recipe | Dawat | Abida Baloch | Fusion Food

Sri Lankan Coconut Daal has a similar, yet unique taste. This will easily become your new favorite daal recipe. Give it a try!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Sri Lankan Coconut Daal and Chicken Katsu (Japanese fried Chicken) Recipes. This show of Dawat with Chef Abida Baloch aired on 21 January 2021.


  • Red lentils                      1 cup
  • Onion chopped               1 small
  • Tomato paste                  2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic minced      1 tsp
  • Green chili                      1
  • Sprigs curry leaves          2
  • Turmeric powder            1 tsp
  • Red chili powder            1 tsp
  • Cumin powder                1 tsp
  • Coriander powder           1 tsp
  • Salt                                1 tsp
  • Coconut milk                  1/2 cup


For Tempering:

  • Olive oil                         1/4 cup
  • Garlic sliced                    3
  • Mustard seeds                1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds                   1/2 tsp
  • Dried chili                       1
  • Curry leaves                    1
  • Red chili flakes               1/2 tsp



In a pot add red lentils, water, chopped onion and tomatoes, green chili, curry leaves, minced ginger, sliced garlic, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. Bring to boil, cover the pot and cook the lentils until lentils are cooked through. Add the coconut milk and 1 cup of water, stir to combine. Cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes. TemperingIn a non-stick pan, heat the oil and add garlic, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, broken dried red chili. Cook until the mustard seeds start to splutter. Add red chili flakes.

Pour the tempering to the cooked dal. Serve dal with rice.


  • Chicken breast                300 gm
  • Salt                                 to taste
  • Flour                              1 cup
  • Egg beaten                     1
  • Water                             1-1/2 tbsp
  • Breadcrumbs                  2 cups
  • Olive oil                            for cooking


For Sauce:

  • Tomato paste                  ¼ cup
  • Soy sauce                       2 tbsp
  • Brown sugar                   2 tsp
  • Vinegar                          1 tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce      2 tsp
  • Ginger chopped              1 tsp
  • Garlic chopped               1 tsp


For Sauce:

In a bowl all sauce ingredients mix and set aside.


For Chicken:

Salt the chicken cover, and place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. Then take chicken coat into flour then dip into the egg wash, coat well, then coat into breadcrumbs. Then frythe chicken until it is golden brown on both sidesand Serve with sauce.

Sri Lankan Coconut Daal Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Sri Lankan Coconut Daal Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Abida Baloch at Masala TV show Dawat. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Abida Baloch.

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