Simple Savory Lentils (Dal)

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Elisabetta47

This is the dal recipe I've cooked for years. It's mildly spicy & compliments more firey Indian dishes. It's always best after a day or two. Prep time doesn't include soaking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak lentils in water to cover for several hours or overnight. Drain.
  2. Bring lentils & 4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan & stir in salt & turmeric.
  3. Cover & simmer about 45 minutes or until lentils are tender (but not mushy.).
  4. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat & cook onion, cumin & cardamon, stirring, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add garlic & cook, stirring, another minute.
  6. Stir onion mixture into lentils.
  7. Cook uncovered over low heat 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

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