Lentil Dal


Lentil Dal

Cook 1 cup of brown lentils until almost complete

Fry together
1 tsp black mustard seed
1 tsp cumin seed
in a small amount of oil- enough to coat the pan
until crackle

Add
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 diced onion
½ cup diced tomatoes
Fry until onions are cooked down

Add the fried mix to the lentils
and add
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

Cook down until lentils are cooked, adding water as needed.

Finish with 1 tsp salt.

Adapted from The Indian Spice Kitchen: Essential Ingredients and Over 200 Authentic Recipes by Monisha Bharadwaj
Based on spicy yellow lentils recipe