Red Lentil Dhal

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

Red Lentil Dhal

I love Indian food.  Seriously love it.  Curry of all kinds, the chutneys, the bread, the rice, the spices, and especially the desserts.  I grew up in a city with a lot of Indian communities and went to a lot of different Indian restaurants in the time that we lived there.  Those are some amazing food memories.  I don’t ever remember having red lentil dhal, but the moment I saw a recipe for it I knew I would love it.  Over time I’ve kind of made my own recipe, adding spices and leaving things out.  This is my version of red lentil dhal, however un-authentic it may be.  Feel free to make it your own 🙂

Red Lentil Dhal

 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup red split lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 2-3 1/4 " slices of ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • pinch cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro optional

Red Lentil Dhal

Red Lentil Dhal

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1 Pixel July 30, 2014 at

This looks so nice! I wish I had time to cook it…I miss lentils so much…

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2 Jaclyn and Jennifer @ sketch-free vegan eating March 22, 2011 at

I just started this healthy food photo sharing site: http://healthfreakfood.com/

I would love it if you submitted your pretty food photos! 🙂

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3 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 22, 2011 at

I will! Thank you 🙂

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