Spicy Red Lentil Dal
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A spicy and delicious red lentil dal that makes the perfect Indian side dish or a great snack all on its own.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: About 6 cups
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. cayenne (ground red) pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  1. Bring water to boil in large pot.
  2. Add lentils, reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add coconut milk and cook another 10 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium-low; add garlic and onion. Cook until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, spices and lemon to pan, cook about 3 minutes.
  5. Add skillet mixture and cilantro to lentils and stir gently until everything is combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.
This recipe is gluten-free.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 203
Recipe by The Nut-Free Vegan at http://thenutfreevegan.net/spicy-red-lentil-dal/