Spicy Indian Dahl

Recipe by Daydream
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place lentils in a colander and rinse under running cold tap water.
  • Add lentils to a medium-sized, but deep, saucepan.
  • For each cup of lentils, add 2 cups of water to the saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil, turn heat down, and simmer 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Do not allow lentils to become mushy- they should still be'al dente'.
  • Drain when cooked.
  • Melt ghee or butter over a medium flame.
  • Add onions, garlic and ginger, and saute until onions are soft and light brown in colour.
  • Add spices and salt, and cook a couple of minutes until lightly fried and bubbling.
  • Add dahl, and stir well.
  • Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water.
  • Cook over low heat for 15 minutes, or until gravy thickens, stirring from time to time so that the dahl doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add more water if necessary, or if a thinner dahl is desired.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro to serve.
  • Variation: Add two chopped tomatoes with the onions.
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