Red Dal (Lentil) Recipe

Red Dal (Lentil) Recipe

MASOOR DAL (RED LENTIL CURRY) INGREDIENTS

  • THE FLAVOR BUILDERS
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or use coconut oil)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • THE SEASONINGS
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes (or more to taste!)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • THE SAUCE AND LENTILS
  • 14 ounces chopped tomato (or use chopped fresh tomato)
  • 2 cups water (or more as needed – or use vegetable broth)
  • 14 ounces coconut milk (1 can – use fat free for a lighter meal)
  • 1 cup red lentils (purchase from Good Eats ) – Be sure to rinse the lentils, and sift through them to remove any debris or stones
  • FOR SERVING: Cooked rice or cauliflower rice for a lower calorie version, fresh chopped herbs, spicy chili flakes. You can add sliced jalapeno peppers for an extra bang.

 

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