When I first posted this recipe, I hadn't made it, I had posted it for a tag game, but encouraged by the positive reviews it has received, I made it this weekend, and took it as a gift for my friend, who loves hot curries and dahls. Its a little hot for my personal taste, but she loved it! Easy and quick to make, it comes from the Very Easy Vegetarian Cookbook, by Simon & Alison Holst
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 large bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 1 cup split red lentils
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons vegetable stock powder
- 1 -2 tablespoon chopped coriander, leaf
- Heat the oil in a large pan.
- Cook onion and garlic, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened and is turning clear.
- Add bay leaf and spices and cook, stirring continuously, for 1 to 2 minutes longer.
- Tip in the lentils and the stock (made with the water and the stock powder), bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Cover the pan with a lid whilst simmering, so that the liquid does not evaporate too quickly.
- Cook until the lentils are tender, about 25 - 30 minutes.
- Stir in the coriander and serve.
- Suggested accompaniments, steamed rice, naan bread, poppadoms.
We loved this dahl and my guests appreciated this as well.
It's easy to combine and prepare. I followed the recipe as described, but I had to add more water while cooking as the lentils adsorbed a lot of them.
Thanks a lot for posting this recipe.
My husband loved this recipe - it was way too hot for me though! I also found that I needed to add more liquid as it cooked. Will be making it again with half the seasoning mixture :D For ZWT8.
Easy and awesome! The only thing I changed was the amount of chili, because I can't eat so much chili. We loved it, and I know I'll make it again because it's so easy. My red lentils became mushy after 20 minutes, and the liquid was soaked up, so I removed them from the heat and let them sit covered until they were served. Worked like a charm. Thanks for sharing!<br/>Made for For your Consideration Tag Game.