Total Time
35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

A taste of India, fast, and easy. Serve with plain or spiced rice.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse lentils thoroughly and place in a medium saucepan along with ginger, turmeric, salt and cayenne pepper.
  2. Cover with about 1 inch of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Skim off any foam that forms on top of the lentils.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender and soupy.
  5. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe dish combine oil, dried onion and cumin seeds.
  6. Microwave on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute; be sure to brown, but not burn, onions.
  7. Stir into lentil mixture.
Most Helpful

4 5

we enjoyed this. i grated the ginger (it just says peeled) and added 4 cloves of minced garlic. I was a bit leery of the microwave instructions, but followed them and it worked. This was a nice dal which my husband and i both enjoyed.