Sunday, March 3, 2013

Vegan Lentil Dahl

Indian Dahl, perfect for a chilly winter evening. 

Rich and I were in the mood for something simple and healthy last night. I made one of my favorite simple Indian dishes, Dahl.  If you have never made it and like Indian flavors, I highly recommend it. I doubled the recipe because it also makes a tasty lunch!

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. yellow curry powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. cardamon
1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 tomatoes
1 tbsp. ginger
2 cups of vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 cup dry red lentils
3 tbsp. tomato paste

1. Finely chop onions and place in hot oil on medium heat. Use a large soup pot because everything will go in here.
2. After 2 minutes add minced garlic and ginger.
3. Add chopped tomatoes.
4. After 5 more minutes add all spices and let simmer for 1 more minute stirring to blend.
5. Add water, broth, and rinsed lentils.
6. Place lid on the pot. Allow pot to simmer on low for about 25 minutes or until the lentils are soft.
7. Mix in the tomato paste.
8. Serve and enjoy!

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