Lentil Dal

Course : Curry
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Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 cloves garlic -- minced
2 cups cauliflower chopped and florets
2 cups chopped tomato
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup dried lentils
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups hot cooked basmati rice OR long-grain rice
 

Preparation / Directions:

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. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup lentil mixture and 1 cup rice).


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