masoor dhal

Masoor Dal

There are infinite versions of Indian lentil recipes. This is my take on Masoor Dal.

Masoor Dal
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Serves: 8
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cups dried red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  1. In a saucepan add oil and, at a medium high heat, fry the onion and tomatoes.
  2. When onions are transparent, about 5 minutes, add spices, garlic and ginger.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes to bring out the flavours of the spices.
  4. Add lentils and water.
  5. Bring to a boil and lower heat.
  6. Cover and simmer for about an hour.
  7. If the water is completely soaked up by the lentils add more, a little at a time.
  8. Serve with pappadums or naan bread.

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