Spicy Dal for Camp or Home

Serving size:
 4 Servings

Ingredients

    • 1 c
    • red lentils (or split moong dal, well rinsed)
    • 2 c
    • water
    • 2 T
    • ghee (or vegetable oil)
    • 1 T
    • ginger (minced)
    • 1 T
    • garlic (minced)
    • 1 c
    • onion (chopped )
    • 1 t
    • ancho chili powder
    • 1 t
    • cayenne pepper (or to taste)
    • 2 t
    • curry powder or to taste (hot or mild)
    • 1 c
    • tomatoes (chopped fresh or canned, or 2-4 tbs. chopped dried tomatoes)
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    • salt (to taste)
    •  
    • hot cooked rice or flatbread for serving
Prep
15 minutes
Ready in
15 minutes

Description

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

Recipe adapted from Cheap Thrills Cuisine © 2001

Instructions

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.

Notes

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

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