I was lucky enough to meet a wonderful British-Indian woman in London who taught me how to make this dhal recipe, that comes from her grandma.
Healthy and simple!
- 2 Cups Dried Red Split Lentils
- ¼ Tsp Turmeric
- 1½ Tsps Ground Cumin
- 1 Brown Onion, Chopped
- 2cm Piece Ginger, Chopped
- Fresh Red Chilli, to taste (I use 3), Chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
- 1½ Tbsps Garam Masala
- Salt to taste
- Oil (I use coconut)
- Wooden spoon
- Chopping board
- Measurement utensils
- Rinse the lentils a few times in a sieve.
- Put the lentils in a large pot, fill with water, 50ml above the lentils and bring to boil.
- Scoop the white residue from the top of the lentils and continue until all the water is mostly gone, remove from heat.
- In a pan, over low heat, add some oil and fry the cumin, turmeric and salt for 1 minute.
- Add the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and a little more oil, stir to combine and fry for 2 minute.
- Add the garam masala and fry for a further minute.
- Put the lentil pot back over heat and add the onion mixture to the same pot, stir to combine.
- Add more water if the lentils have become too dry and cook over low heat for another 10 minutes.
- Serve with rice and fresh coriander.