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Red Lentil Dal

Red Lentil Dal

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


1 cup red lentils

3 cups water

2 chopped tomatoes

2 lemon

8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

1 cup onions peeled and chopped

2 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

Salt, pepper to taste


1. Prepare the lentils by washing under cold water. Drain the water and repeat until the water runs clear.

2. Place the lentils and 3 cups water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.

3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until browned, about 10 minutes.

4. Add ground turmeric, chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, lemon and cook about 5 minutes.

5. Add the tomato mixture to the cooked lentils and stir to combine.

6. Garnish with cilantro if you like, and serve hot with rice.