Meatless Monday- Daal
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This aromatic, spicy lentil dish is delicious. Bursting with flavor and packed with nutrition.
Recipe type: lunch/dinner
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups kala masoor lentils
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • ½ white onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thin
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp canola/olive oil
  • cilantro
  • curry leaves
  1. Soak the lentils atleast 6-8 hours or overnight
  2. In a pot boil the lentils in fresh water
  3. In a separate pan heat 2 tbsp oil
  4. Put the red chili powder, turmeric and salt
  5. Stir fry and add tomatoes.
  6. Cover the pan so that the tomatoes soften
  7. Once done, add the boiled lentils.
  8. Let cook 15 minutes.
  9. In another pan prepare the bagaar (tempered oil)
  10. Put the remaining oil add onions and fry till golden brown
  11. Add garlic and curry leaves
  12. Once the garlic browns pour the bagaar onto the lentils
  13. Cover the pan and let cook on low heat for another 10 minutes
  14. Garnish with cilantro
  15. Enjoy with tandoori naan and salad
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