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Red Lentils Hyderabadi (Dal) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Christine Frerichs

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup red lentils (washed and drained 3 times)
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons mustard seeds
4 dried chiles - the red kind (add less for less spice, more for more!)
3 bay leaves (or curry leaves)
4 cloves garlic
1 lime (or more, depending on your palate)
2 Tablespoons peanut or canola oil

Directions:
Directions:
Put the red lentils with 4 cups water in a large pot on med/high heat. When it comes to a boil, there will be foam that rises quickly to the top, skim it off (toss it out). Stir in the turmeric. Turn down to low and cover with lid ajar for 50 min. Lentils should look a bit mushy, broken down. Turn off heat.

In a skillet heat the oil over med/high heat. Add mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to pop, add the bay leaves, garlic cloves and chiles. Stir a bit, browning all sides of the garlic cloves. Toss that into the lentil pot and stir in. Squeeze one lime into the lentils and add salt to taste (usually takes quite a bit of salt)

Serve with brown rice and lime wedges. The more lime the better!

I often add sautéed eggplant, tofu, spinach, any other veggies would do! It is an excellent dish to have for leftovers as well.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
And as for my own recipes....I also haven't "written" any recipe per se, that I could say is "my own". BUT I do make this Indian dal (lentil) dish quite a lot--it is a staple meal in fact. And it might be an interesting contrast to the other recipes in the book? Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's "World Vegetarian"

 

 

 

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