Prep 5 mins
Cook 38 mins
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled, minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1 teaspoon turmeric, ground
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper, crushed
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped
- 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup dried lentils
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups cooked basmati rice or 6 cups long grain rice, cooked
- Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add onion, ginger, cumin, turmeric, red peppers, and garlic.
- Saute 2 minutes.
- Add cauliflower and tomatoes; saute 1 minute.
- Stir in water and lentils; bring to a boil.
- Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until lentils are tender.
- Stir in lime juice, cilantro, and salt.
- Serve 1 cup lentil mixture with 1 cup rice.
This recipe makes the best Dal I've had at home ever... and it's so authentic! It reminds me of the Dal I used to have at my best friend's place during my school days. The only possible change I'd make is to increase the amount of red peppers for a little more 'heat'. Also, you can omit the rice, and drink this as a wonderful lentil soup. It's great for when you have a really bad cold, and need something to warm you up. Thanks for sharing this one... I'm sooo gonna make it over and over!
LOVED THIS RECIPE! The first time I made this, I thought it was a little bland. Last night, I made it again but used beef stock instead of water and added 1 tsp of garam masala. It ended up better than I'd get at a restaurant!
I made this as written except for using ground cumin and some extra cilantro (can't help myself), and this was really excellent. It's so healthy, too! I know I'm really slow cutting up veggies, but the prep time definitely took me more than 5 minutes, but it was still more than worth it for the final results. So flavorful and hearty and one that I will make again! Thank you for sharing this great recipe.