When you think of Indian Cooking, you might think of Dahl or Dal. The word simply means dried lentils or anther split legume such as peas or beans. Here's an easy recipe that makes for a perfect warm lunch or dinner side dish!
1 cup Red Onion (finely chopped)
1/4 cup Water
3 Garlic (clove, minced)
1 tbsp Ginger (fresh, minced or grated)
1 1/2 tbsps Curry Powder
1 1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 1/2 cups Dry Yellow Lentils
2 1/2 cups Broth (chicken or vegetable)
1 cup Milk (almond, or coconut are perfect dairy free substitutes)
1 1/2 tbsps Lime Juice
1 tsp of Dill
In a large pot over medium - high heat, add onion, water, garlic and ginger. Cook until onion and garlic soften, and water evaporates, 4-5 minutes. Stir in curry powder, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes and cook for another minute. Stir in the yellow lentils.
Add the broth and milk to the pot and stir to combine. Bring the lentils to a gentle boil then reduce heat to medium-low. Let it simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with dill and lime juice.
*Makes 4-6 servings (1 serving = 1 cup).