Black Beluga Lentils
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Black Beluga Lentils From Barry Farm Foods


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List of Ingredients

Lentils, mature seeds, raw

Black Beluga Lentils look like caviar when cooked and are delicious as a side dish. They are excellent in soups and salads, and are higher in amino acids than French, green, or red lentils.

Their mild flavor combines readily with other ingredients in soups and grain salads and they hold their small round shape. 
These tiny lentils are indigenous to Syria and
have been eaten for over 8,000 years.  Lentils are the seed of a small shrub and have been a staple food for many South Asian cultures.

They have a mild, earthly flavor and soft texture.  Lentils are one of the few legumes not to presoak. 

The quick cooking and nutritious nature of lentils make them an obvious choice for winter soups. They're delicious in chilled vegetable salads, or mix with bread crumbs, minced onion and garlic to stuff roasted red peppers or eggplant.

They cook in about 30 minutes without soaking.



1 c  urad dhal (black beluga lentils)
2 large onions sliced thin

2 green chilies slit
Sea Salt to taste 
2 large tomatoes chopped into cubes
2" piece of ginger root julienned
1 T garlic minced
2 T coriander powder
1 t cumin powder
1/2 t red chili powder
1/2 c thick cream whisked
2 T vegetable oil
2 T ghee or clarified butter
1 t cu min seeds

Soak the black belugas in a bowl of water, overnight if possible.
Boil the soaked lentils with 3 cups of water, 1 sliced onion, green chilies, and salt to taste till they are very tender.

In a separate pan, heat the oil and fry the other onion till soft.   Add the ginger and garlic and fry for a minute.   Add the tomatoes, coriander, cumin and red chili powders and fry for another 5 minutes.

Add the boiled lentils and enough water to make a thick gravy-like consistency and mix well. Simmer for 10 minutes.   Pour in the whisked cream and mix well.  Remove from heat .

In another small pan, heat the ghee and when hot add the cumin seeds and cook till they stop spluttering.   Pour this into the lentils (it will all sizzle) and mix well.



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Nutrition Facts
per serving: 1/4 cup
makes 1 servings
Amount per serving
Calories from fat4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.4g1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g1%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary Fiber 10g40%
Protein 12g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
2.6% of calories from Fat
65.8% from Carbohydrates
31.6% from Protein