Indian dahl is a delectable side dish full of wonderful spices and flavor. It’s a simple vegetarian dish you’ll enjoy any night of the week.
Cooking for Couples, Indian, Dinners, Easy Dinners, Vegetarian, Vegan, Lentils, Tomatoes, Simmered
- 1 cup Red Lentils
- 1 8 ounce can Tomato Sauce, You can use fresh tomatoes in the summer
- 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
- 1 small Onion, Diced
- 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- juice from half a Lemon
- Fresh Cilantro, For serving
- Hot Cooked Rice, For serving
In a medium saucepan, add the lentils, tomato sauce and 2 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a simmer.
Meanwhile, in a small skillet, add the oil. Once hot, fry the onions until brown on the edges, stirring frequently.
Add the garlic, and let cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
Add the spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric and cayenne), and fry for 1-2 minutes, until nice and toasty.
When the lentils are soft and starting to fall apart (after about 20-25 minutes of simmering), add the fried onions and spices.
Stir, and add the salt.
Bring to a gentle simmer, and let cook for 5 minutes to mingle the spices.
Before serving, add the butter, lemon juice and cilantro.
Serve with rice.