Lentil Dal
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This is a hearty and healthy protein rich vegetarian meal.
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup mung dal
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • dash cayenne pepper (or more, if you like spice!)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp margarine or olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 whole cloves
  • black pepper to taste
  1. In a large soup or stock pan, combine the mung dal or yellow lentils, vegetable broth, turmeric, cayenne and salt. Bring to a slow simmer. Cover partially with a lid and allow to cook for 30-40 minutes.
  2. In a separate skillet, sautee the onion, cumin seeds and clove in ghee or olive oil for just a few minutes, until onions are soft.
  3. Add the onions and spices to the mung dal or lentils and allow to simmer for a few more minutes, stirring well to combine. Sprinkle with a dash of black pepper and add extra salt to taste, if needed.
  4. Serve plain, as soup, or over rice.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/vegetables/lentil-dal/