Indian Dhal

Indian Dhal

5 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A protein-packed meal that is meant to be served over rice, dhal is a staple dish throughout the Indian subcontinent. (Yoga Mind and Body)

Ingredients

1 cup Red lentils
3 cups Water
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon Black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 tablespoon Hot green chiles; chopped
4 whole Cloves
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

Original recipe makes 4

Servings  

Preparation

Cook the lentils, split peas or mung beans in water until until mushy (20-30 minutes). Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and add the mustard seeds. When these begin to pop, add the cumin seeds and saute briefly, being careful not to let them burn. Add the chopped chilies (if using), cloves, salt and turmeric to the frying pan and continue frying for few minutes. Add the fried spice mixture to the lentils, peas or mung beans. Stir well and reheat gently but thoroughly.

Variation:

Add a selection of diced vegetables, such as zuchinni, tomatoes, green peppers or a combination of these while the lentils are cooking.

If you like, add some finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves at the end of the cooking time, just before serving. Some people prefer very thin dhal; if this mixture is too thick, add water to achieve the desired consistency, stir to combine and then thoroughly.

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I have tried to cook red lentils a few times but I have always been disappointed by the bland taste. This recipe ended my unlucky streak. I was really surprised at the full flavour given how little the spice mix looked compared to the volume of lentils, but it tasted great. Thanks.
Jspiers 4y ago

squibie 10y ago

Dahl actually comes in a variety of types and colors. Red lentils, and Mung dahl are just a few of the varieties. With rice it forms a more complete protein to add to the nutritional content. The picture shows a number of types of dahl.
promfh 10y ago

Dahl actually comes in a variety of types and colors. Red lentils, and Mung dahl are just a few of the varieties. With rice it forms a more complete protein to add to the nutritional content.
promfh 10y ago

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cera82v 10y ago

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cera82v 10y ago

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