DAL - Indian Spiced Lentils
DAL, Indian Spiced Lentils, is a wonderful healthy, hearty stew with spectacular flavors. It’s perfect to have on hand for a quick lunch or dinner.
- 1 ½ cups red lentils washed and drained
- 1-2 tbsp. coconut oil butter or ghee
- 1 large onion finely diced (I use my handy food chopper)
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp. ginger powder or fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp. curry powder
- ½ tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. ground turmeric
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 large tomato finely diced
- 4-5 cups water
- pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp. dried red chilli flakes optional
Add the oil, butter or ghee to a large pot and melt over medium-low heat,
Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another 1 minute.
Add all the spices- curry, cumin, turmeric, , cinnamon and red chilli flakes (if using) and mix in well.
Add the tomato and the lentils and stir until combined well.
Add 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to simmer.
Cook uncovered for about 20-30 minutes until lentils get very soft and thick. Stir occasionally and add a little extra water if needed.
Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 5.3mg