Seattle Foodshed's Red Lentil Dal

1
Beth Renzetti

By
@elmotoo

WOW, the PNW has huge farms for lentils, garbanzo beans, peas, etc. Food co-ops are very popular. How exciting for foodies! I found this recipe while checking out PNW foods. This one is courtesy of Seattle Foodshed.

Serve with wilted spinach & naan bread.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

1 1/4 tsp
black mustard seeds
1 1/4 tsp
coriander seeds
1/2 tsp
cumin seeds
4 clove
garlic
1 1/2
inches peeled ginger
1 1/2 Tbsp
ghee or canola oil
1/2 tsp
ground turmeric
4
cardamom pods
1 stick
cinnamon
1 1/2 c
rinsed red lentils
1/2
onion
1/2
lemon
salt, to taste

How to Make Seattle Foodshed's Red Lentil Dal

Step-by-Step

  • 1Toast 1 1/4 tsp black mustard seeds, 1 1/4 tsps coriander seeds and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds in a skillet over medium heat. Put aside.
  • 2Whirl 4 cloves garlic, 1 1/2 inches peeled ginger and 1/4 cup water in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • 3Heat 1 1/2 tbps ghee (or canola oil) in a large skillet over medium heat. Then add the garlic mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until the fat separates out – about 3 minutes. Then add the toasted seeds, 1/2 tsp ground turmeric, 4 cardamom pods and a cinnamon stick, and cook for another minute.
  • 4Stir in 1 1/2 cups rinsed red lentils, 1/2 an onion, 1/2 a lemon, and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cover, cooking at a low simmer until the lentils fall apart. About 30 minutes.
  • 5Pull out the lemon and cinnamon stick, salt to taste and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

About Seattle Foodshed's Red Lentil Dal

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy




Show 7 Comments & Reviews

18 Delicious Ways To Eat More Cabbage This Year Recipe

18 Delicious Ways to Eat More Cabbage This Year

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Did you know that cabbage is the ultimate weight-loss food?! Only about 15 calories in one cup...so dress it up however you want (cough WITH THESE REALLY GOOD CABBAGE RECIPES...

Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew

In my part of the country, one day it's cold the next it's warm. I'm not sure Mother Nature can figure out what season it is. Even if the weather...

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You A Cooking Rock Star

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You a Cooking Rock Star

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Make the most out your summer cooking with delicious zucchini recipes. They'll make you a cooking rock star.