Dal

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
Directions
  • Heat the canola oil over medium heat in a medium pot. Add 1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds and toast for a few seconds. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden-brown, less than 1 minute. Add the onions and tomatoes. Cook about 2 minutes before adding the turmeric. Continue to cook until golden-brown.

  • Add the lentils, and cook stirring, until the lentils are soft and change colors. Add 4 cups water, while stirring, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Season with the 1/2 tablespoon salt and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds. Garnish with the cilantro.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

Cook's Note: This is a dairy-free, vegan-friendly recipe. Ghee can be substituted for the canola oil.


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