Posted in Indian, Thai & Chinese Cuisine, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

Yellow Lentil Dahl

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups yellow lentils
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 x 3 cm piece ginger, grated
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 can peeled tomatoes (about 4 plum tomatoes), chopped
  • 2 cups hot water from the kettle
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

METHOD

  1. Wash lentils in running water, discarding debris. Drain.
  2. Heat up large frypan until smoking hot and then add oil.
  3. Add onions, garlic and ginger and turn down to medium heat.
  4. Cook, stirring often, for few minutes until onion softens and then add turmeric, mixing in thoroughly.
  5. Continue cooking for a minute or so and then add lentils.
  6. Stir to combine and continue cooking for a minute before adding tomatoes,  garam masala and water.
  7. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes and then add salt and honey, mixing in thoroughly.
  8. Serve with steamed rice and pappodams

SUGGESTION

You can also use red lentils instead of the yellow ones.

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