Easy Masoor Daal

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Total Time
5 mins
30 mins

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

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  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.