Simple Dahl

Simple Dahl

Preparation Time: 30-40 minutes

Serves: 2-3

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup split red lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp cumin seed, toasted
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Handful coriander leaves, chopped

Method

  1. Rinse lentils and place in 3 litre pot with water, turmeric, coconut, salt and curry leaves
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender
  3. Heat oil in a small pot or skillet, add hing and fry momentarily
  4. Add cumin seeds and fry 1-2 minutes until they turn a shade darker or greyish
  5. Add ginger and remaining spices and cook on low heat for a further 5 minutes
  6. Pour the spiced oil into the cooked lentils and stir in coriander
  7. Serve hot
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