Red Lentil Dahl

Course : Curry
Serves: 4
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1 cup lentils
6 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 medium Onion -- small and chopped
1 tablespoon butter/oleo
1/2 medium green chile -- chopped

Preparation / Directions:

Soak lentils for one hour. Drain and wash lentils in cold water. Place lentils in a 2-qt saucepan. Add water, green chile, salt and turmeric. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 1 1/2 hrs. Melt butter/oleo in a small frying pan. Sauté the onion. Add the onion and the butter/oleo to the lentils and boil the whole thing for 2 or 3 minutes. Serve with fresh lemon juice. Rice is also a good addition. VARIATIONS: Instead of onion you can try 1/2 tsp of whole cumin seed. You can also add 1/2 cup of mixed veggies, or 1/2 cup of chopped potatoes and cauliflower, or 1/2 cup of green peas.

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