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Red Lentil Dhal


Red Lentil Dhal

I missed Madhur Jaffrey's linky two weeks ago. So for this week's IHCC potluck, I cooked a pot of red lentil dhal (dal), my toddler's favorite stew and mine too. Both of us can easily drink bowls of dhal as our ultimate comfort food. :)


Recipe adapted from here.

Ingredients:
(Serves 4) 

1 cup organic red lentil
2 & 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for boiling the lentil)
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (for tempering the chillies etc)
2 dried red chillies
3 garlic cloves, peeled and lightly crushed
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
A pinch of fresh coriander, chopped

How to:

1. Wash the lentils and soak for about 30 minutes. Drain the lentils and place them in a deep pot. Add water, vegetable oil, ground turmeric, salt, chopped carrot, and onion slices. Cook over high heat until boiling, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 25 minutes.

2. Heat up vegetable oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Add dried chillies, garlic cloves, curry powder, and cumin powder. Cook until fragrant and add into the lentils.

3. Continue cooking the lentils over low heat for another 10 minutes. Add in lemon juice and stir. Then, add in salt and stir. Remove from heat. Scoop into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh coriander.



We drink our dhal happily!

I really love digging into this bowl of chunky dhal stew.



I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) for this week's theme, April Potluck!



I'm also linking this post to the event, Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammies) Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen.


21 comments

  1. I love lentils. This is a recipe I'd enjoy making and eating.

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  2. Dhal is one of my favorite comfort foods too and Jaffrey has some good ones. Looks delicious!

    Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week too! ;-)

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  3. I may need to turn the heat down on this one a bit but I surely do like lentils. Great photos.

    I also like your new look for your blog, it's very clean but I am on a tablet right now, will take a look when I am on a computer.

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  4. Your dhal looks delicious! I love eating dhal with idli!

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  5. Dhal is so comforting to eat. Adding the roasted spices later as Jaffrey outlined in the recipe makes sense.

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  6. I love lentils, there are so many recipes, I'll put it on my long cooking list.

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  7. Warm and comforting and brimming with good things - I'd love a bowl for lunch.

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  8. Your soup/stew looks amazingly delicious. I just love all the curry flavors.

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  9. Lentils are so very comforting and even better on day two (if you are lucky to have any leftovers). Such a pretty dish!

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  10. I love red lentil dahl - my grandmother used to make it when I was a kid, so it always has such comforting and nurturing memories for me. MJ's version sounds delicious.

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  11. My husband and I love lentils but my son not so much. We like to eat them over rice.

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