Easy Masoor Dhal

    35 min

    Dhal is simply the Indian word for lentils, and masoor dhal refers to the red variety. They are infused with ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, onion and cumin. Serve over plain or fragrant rice, or with naan.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 200g (7 oz) red lentils
    • 1 good knob ginger, grated
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
    • 2 dessertspoons olive oil
    • 2 dessertspoons minced onion
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Rinse lentils thoroughly and place in a medium saucepan along with remaining ingredients. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Skim off any foam that forms on top of the lentils. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender and soupy.


    Reduce the amount of oil for a lower fat dish!

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