masoor dal recipe

 

Masoor Dal

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This is a recipe I found online and HAD to try it. While I love eating salads for dinner, it's fun mixing things up a bit. This recipe is now a staple in my diet and love eating it on cold nights!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword lentils
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4 people
Cost $10

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 cups finely diced sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Thai or bird's-eye red chili
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup canned chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Pieces of coconut flesh from a fresh coconut (optional)
  • salt (to taste)

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, heat oil, and sauté onion until softened.
  • Add sweet potato, and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Add minced ginger and garlic; stir, and reduce heat to low.
  • Finely dice chili, keeping seeds if you wish to add more heat.
  • Add chili, lentils, coriander, cumin, turmeric and ground ginger to pan.
  • Stir until lentils are well coated with oil.
  • Add tomatoes and 4 cups water.
  • Raise heat to bring to a boil, then reduce heat until mixture is at a fast simmer.
  • Cook uncovered until lentils and potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt, and continue to simmer until mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Whisk dal to amalgamate lentils and sweet potatoes. If dal is too soupy, increase heat and cook for a little longer.
  • To serve, place dal in a serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  • If desired, shave thin strips of fresh coconut on top. Serve hot.

Notes

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