Monday, January 11, 2010

Red Lentil Dahl

Some of our most favorite gluten-free/vegan/plant-based foods are Indian or Thai style. I make a simple dahl using red lentils that is easy and gathers requests for more.

Red Lentil Dahl

1 Tablespoon Garam Masala
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon tumeric
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 chopped onion
2 - 3 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 inch ginger clove minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 - 4 Roma tomatoes or equivilant
3 cups dried red lentils

In a large soup kettle, place the first 5 ingredients with a little vegetable oil, maybe a teaspoon or so, and cook on medium heat until the seeds begin to pop. Add onion, garlic, ginger, and cilantro and cook until the onions begin to soften. If it is sticking, add some water. Add tomatoes and cook a little, then add the red lentils and a good amount of water. Simmer until the lentils are soft and ready to eat, around 20 - 25 minutes. Add just enough salt for you taste.

Serve with brown rice and generous serving of salad.

1 comment:

  1. that sure has similar ingredients to my green lentil soup (which we love)


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