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Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen


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A nod to the richly flavored lentil stews enjoyed throughout India, this dal comes together fast and is scented with curry paste and garam masala.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lentils, tomatoes and 3 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the curry powder, curry paste, garam masala, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, turmeric and some salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the coconut milk.   
  3. Serve with the basmati rice, lime wedges and cilantro.