Curried Lentils (Dal)

    Curried Lentils (Dal)

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    8hr45min


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    About this recipe: This is a super-tasty vegetarian curry dish, made with lentils. They are spiced with turmeric, cumin, mustard seeds and paprika. Serve alongside rice and naan bread, if desired.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 285g yellow lentils
    • 850ml water
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable stock granules
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric, divided
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 4 medium onions, chopped
    • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
    • 2 teaspoons paprika (sweet or hot)
    • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:8hr45min 

    1. Soak lentils overnight. Drain and put into a saucepan with vegetable stock granules, salt, stock granules, salt, 1 tablespoon cumin and 1 tablespoon turmeric. Add water to cover.
    2. Bring lentils to the boil, then simmer until soft, about 20-30 minutes. Do NOT drain.
    3. In a large saucepan, heat some olive oil. Add onions and garlic. Cook until soft.
    4. Add tomatoes, mustard seeds, coriander, remaining turmeric, paprika and salt to taste.
    5. Stir gently to combine. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.
    6. Add to lentils, stir thoroughly so everything is well combined. Serve with rice.

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    very nice recipe, real tasty - 13 Jan 2012

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