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Spicy Dal for Camp or Home

Prep time
15 mins
Special Diets
Vegan | Vegetarian
Food Allergies
Recipe adapted from Cheap Thrills Cuisine © 2001


Get dinner on the table fast, at home or away!


1 cred lentils (or split moong dal, well rinsed)
2 cwater
2 Tghee (or vegetable oil)
1 Tginger (minced)
1 Tgarlic (minced)
1 conion (chopped )
1 tancho chili powder
1 tcayenne pepper (or to taste)
2 tcurry powder or to taste (hot or mild)
1 ctomatoes (chopped fresh or canned, or 2-4 tbs. chopped dried tomatoes)
  salt (to taste)
  hot cooked rice or flatbread for serving


Bring water to a boil and add lentils or split moong dal; cover, reduce heat and simmer 12-15 minutes or until completely tender. Drain any excess water. In a small skillet, heat the ghee; add the onion and sauté until softened, about five minutes. Add the ginger, garlic and spices and cook for a minute or two, stirring occasionally. Add the tomato and salt to taste and simmer a few minutes to blend flavors. Stir the onion-spice mixture into the cooked lentils and serve over hot rice or with flatbread.


If using dried tomatoes, add them to the boiling water with the lentils.