Recipe for Indian Spice Wheel:  Masoor dal

Recipe for Indian Spice Wheel: Masoor dal


1/4 c oil (canola or vegetable)

small yellow onion finely sliced

1 c red split masoor lentils

2 c water or more as needed

1 teaspoon red chili powder - adjust to your spice level

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp salt or to taste

1 T garlic paste


Rinse lentils 3 times then soak for 30 mins, rinse again and drain
saute onions in oil until golden
add lentils, garlic, water and spices
bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cover
cook until mixture is to your desired consistency
serve with basmati rice or naan


Optional tadka: 

In 2T of oil, add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, and a few slices of onions and saute until golden. Pour over dal then serve.

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