My version of Indian Dhal

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I’m making a really big effort these days to prepare vegetarian dinners at least twice a week (round of applause!). I’m not always awfully successful, but after tasting my version of Indian dhal, my hubby requested that we eat this everyday. Not too shabby, if I say so myself. The dhal consists of basic spices, a whole lot of garlic and some chilli for good measure. Easy peasy and super tasty. Get your vegetarian on! 😀

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Ingredients:

300 g cooked brown lentils

1 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon garlic

1 teaspoon ginger

1 green chilli, chopped

1 red chilli, chopped

50 g tomato paste

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon coriander

500 ml water

Method:

  1. Fry the onion, garlic and ginger in a splash of olive oil. Once the onion turns translucent, add the chillies, turmeric, cumin, garam masala and coriander. Fry for another 2 minutes or so.
  2. Add the lentils, tomato paste and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat down and simmer for an hour.
  4. Serve with fresh coriander and rice, naan bread or roti.

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10 thoughts on “My version of Indian Dhal

  1. I’m always looking for delicious vegetarian recipes also! I know how hard it can be to make them once, let alone twice a week – so go you!! Also, totally love the beautiful pot you made this in!

  2. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited you made dal! Your recipe looks great by the way. I am currently in that phase where I’m trying to decide if I should even attempt a bikini this year or just transition to a 1-piece swimsuit… (gahh! xD) So I’m also chowing down on lentils. I’ll have to give this one a shot, it sounds great!

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