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Lentil Dal


Olive oil
1 tbsp
Onion chopped
1 cup
Fresh ginger – minced and peeled
1 tbsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Ground turmeric
1 tsp
Crushed red pepper
½ tsp
Garlic cloves – minced
Cauliflower florets – chopped
2 cups
Tomato – chopped
2 cups
2 ½ cups
Dried lentils
1 cup
Fresh lime juice
2 tbsp
Minced fresh cilantro
1 tbsp
¾ tbsp
Hot cooked basmati rice or long-grain rice
6 cups

This is a traditional Indian dish made with lentils, tomatoes, onions, and spices. This one is chunkier than most.

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (onion through garlic); saute 2 minutes. Add cauliflower and tomato; saute 1 minute. Stir in water and lentils; bring to a boil.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Stir in lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Serve with rice.