Indian Dahl


  • 1 1/4 cup red lentils

  • 2 coconut oil or butter

  • 1 medium onion finely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1 tsp garam marsals

  • 2 cups water

  • Chopped cilantro (optional)


  1. Place the lentils in a large bowl and cover with water. Rinse and drain.

  2. Heat the coconut oil in a medium pan. Fry the onion for about 3 mins. or until soft. Add the garlic, ginger, and spices; cook, stirring for another minute.

  3. Add the lentils and water, bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 mins or until all the water has been absorbed. Watch carefully towards the end of cooking time, as the mixture could burn on the bottom of the pan.

  4. top with cilantro if you wish.

Makes 6 servings.