Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lemon Lentils

Quick, simple and delicious.


1 T oil
1 tsp butter
1.5 cups of red dal
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 onion chopped
3 slices ginger minced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tomato chopped
3 cups broth
Cilantro chopped
Salt to taste
1/2 lemon juiced

  • Wash lentils.
  • Heat oil and butter over medium in a large pot.
  • Add onion, ginger and garlic. Sautee until fragrant
  • Add garam masala. Fry 20 seconds.
  • Add tomato and stir 30 seconds
  • Add lentils and sautee a few minutes
  • Add in hot broth to cover. If you need more water, then add enough to cover.
  • Add salt to taste. Bring to a simmer and simmer with lid on for 15 min.
  • Check the dal. Add more water for thinner dal. Stir in lemon juice and garnish with cilantro

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