This traditional Indian dish is usually served with basmati rice or Indian bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup dried red lentils*
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup basmati rice,* cooked according to package directions
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño chili, seeded, chopped
  • *Available at Indian markets and in many supermarkets.

Directions

Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1 cup onion and 1 minced garlic clove and sauté until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Set aside. Combine 3 cups water, lentils, remaining 1 cup onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, turmeric, cumin and ginger in heavy medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer half of lentil mixture to processor; purée until smooth. Return purée to same saucepan. Mix in sautéed onion mixture. Simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Spoon rice into bowls. Spoon dal over. Top with tomatoes, cilantro and chili.

Categories
Side Dishes, Vegetable, Vegetarian
Keywords
Indian
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