jennandanica (jennandanica) wrote in vegancooking,

Red Lentil Dhal

Hi everyone

I've been lurking for a while but this is my first actual contribution. Made this for dinner last night and it was delicious. Very easy to make and flavourful without being too spicy.

I served it over wholegrain rice and it was a big hit with my husband and kidlet (who is my real barometer of what's a success)


Makes 4 servings

1 cup red lentils
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon oil for frying
3-4 cups water
1-2 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoon mild curry paste
1 tsp garam masala
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp salt

Carefully sift through the dry lentils and remove any tiny rocks.

In a large pot, sauté onion with oil and curry paste until softened.

Add rinsed lentils, water, tomato, garam masala, cinnamon stick and salt.

Bring to a boil then simmer covered at a low boil for up to an hour until the lentils become creamy.

Serve as a soup or over brown basmati rice.

Nutrition Info per serving (dhal only): 146 calories, 8 g protein, 11 g fiber, 6 g fat, 26 g carbohydrates, 394 mg sodium

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Tags: -allergies-gluten/wheat, -kid approved meals, beans-lentils
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