Red Lentil Dhal

    Red Lentil Dhal


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    About this recipe: This is a rich and nutritious vegetarian lentil curry with tomatoes. It's a perfect meal with some rice, raita and pickles or as a part of an Indian feast. You choose!

    Serves: 6 

    • 200g (2 cups) red lentils
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 2 tablespoons Indian curry paste
    • 1 tablespoon curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
    • 2, 400g cans crushed tomatoes

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Wash the lentils in cold water until the water runs clear and drain. Put the lentils in a saucepan with water to cover; simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan; fry the onion until golden. Combine the curry paste, curry powder, spices, salt, sugar, garlic and ginger together in a mixing bowl. Mix well and add to the onions then cook over a high heat stirring constantly for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant.
    3. Stir in the tomatoes, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
    4. Add the drained lentils. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the dhal thickens. Serve immediately.

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