Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Red Lentil Dal ****
Category:   Main Dishes - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
1/2 c red lentils
2 c vegetable broth
1 t turmeric
1 t cumin
1 whole tomato- chopped with juices
3 oz. tomato paste
2 whole garlic cloves- minced
1 small onion- diced
1 t paprika
1 T ground ginger
Dash cayenne pepper
1 T coriander
2 t garam masala
Directions:   In a medium pot, saute onions and garlic in 1/4 c water until translucent. Add spices, except garam masala and coriander, and cook for 2 minutes, adding more water if necessary to prevent sticking, burning or drying out. Add lentils, broth, tomato past, tomatoes and coriander. Cover and turn heat to high. Once boiling, reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes, or until lentils are cooked (they will expand and turn orange). Add garam masala and stir to combine. Cover and set aside for 3 to 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve over rice, if desired.
Makes:   4 servings