Spicy Broccoli Dal

Serving size:
 4 Servings

Ingredients

    • 5 c
    • chopped broccoli florets
    • 2 T
    • olive oil
    • 1 t
    • ground cumin
    • 2 t
    • mustard seeds
    • 1
    • onion (medium, chopped)
    • 2 c
    • vegetable broth
    • 14 oz
    • coconut milk (canned)
    • 1 c
    • red lentils (picked over and rinsed)
    •  
    • salt
    • 1 t
    • garam masala
    • 1 t
    • ground turmeric
    • 1 t
    • crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1 1⁄2 T
    • lemon juice (plus more to taste)
    •  
    • naan (or pita bread, for serving)
    •  
    • lemon wedges (for serving)
Prep
5 minutes
Cooking
25 minutes
Ready in
30 minutes

Description

This unique take on dal is loaded with broccoli and warm spices.

Adapted from www.ohsheglows.com.

Instructions

Place the broccoli in the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until very very finely chopped (about the size of a grain of rice). Set aside.

Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium-low heat. Add the cumin and mustard seeds, and stir for 1 minute. Increase heat to medium, and add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens. Stir in the chopped broccoli, broth, coconut milk, lentils, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, garam masala, turmeric, and crushed red pepper. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Remove lid and simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender and the liquid has reduced a little. Stir in the lemon juice. Taste, and add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice as needed. 

Serve hot, with naan or pita, and wedges of lemon.

 

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