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Lentil Dhal





I love all vegetarian recipes but this dhal recipe is one of my favorite. It is a quick and easy dinner. I like to serve it with basmati rice and garnish it with slivered almonds and avocado, fresh tomatoes and sprouts or green peas and pumpkin seeds. If you like indian flavours, cury and spices you’ll love lentil dal.


1 cup red lentils
2 1/2 cups water
2 to 3 tablespoons oil
2 small onions chopped
1 diced tomato
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Rinse 1 cup red lentils. Place in a saucepan, add 2 1/2 cups water, Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 12 minutes. Set aside.
Place a saucepan on the heat and pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add the onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add cumin seeds, curry powder, turmeric, ground coriander, garlic, ginger, tomato paste, tomato, oil, salt, pepper and cook for 5 yo 10 minutes.
Stir in the cooked lentils and serve.