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Red Lentil Dhal

Ingredients

 

 

1 Tbsp oil

 

1 Tbsp water

 

½ onion, chopped

 

1 clove garlic

 

1 Tbsp cumin seeds, bruised

 

1 tsp curry powder

 

1 tsp turmeric

 

1 lb red lentils, washed well and drained

 

Water

 

Handful fresh cilantro, chopped

 

 

 

Directions

 

Fry ½ onion in 2 T oil + 2T water

 

When clear, add 1 clove garlic chopped

 

Fry further 1 min

 

Add 1 T bruised cumin seeds

 

Fry further 2 mins or so.

 

Add 1 lb washed and drained red lentils

 

Fry on high

 

Add 1 tsp curry powder + 1 tsp turmeric

 

Continue to stir dry for 2-3 mins

 

Then pour in hot water to cover lentils by 1 inch.

 

Put lid on, bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer until lentils soften and can easily be squashed - about 20 minutes.

 

Sprinkle fresh chopped coriander on top of the dish when serving and serve with rice or flatbread and a salad.

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