Dal

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Dal
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Simple, spicy, and inexpensive, Dal is a hearty Indian lentil soup that is so delicious and easy to make that it's sure to become one of your go-to recipes.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6cups 15minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6cups 15minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large stockpot, combine lentils, 4 cups of stock, red pepper flakes, and turmeric.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer.
  3. Stir occasionally and cook until lentils are just tender, about 25 minutes.
  4. Add more liquid, if necessary, to prevent sticking.
  5. While lentils are cooking, heat a large nonstick saute pan to medium high. Saute onions, garlic, ginger, cumin, and curry until onions start soften, about 5 minutes.
  6. If the mixture is sticking and browning too quickly, pour in a small amount of stock and scrape the bottom of pan to release any bits of food that are sticking.
  7. Stir in cooked lentils and more stock, to desired consistency.
  8. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add lemon juice.
Recipe Notes

Dal is delicious served over brown basmati rice, regular brown rice, or with whole-wheat pita bread and raita, an Indian side dish of yogurt, cucumber, and seasonings.

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