Saturday, January 4, 2014

Incredible Red Lentil Dahl

My friends gave this to me so I do not know the source but it is one of my favorite comfort foods and so healthy you can't find a fault with it! Dahl is basically a yummy, creamy, lentil dish with lots of great spices, originating from the Indian culture. This goes great with fresh or sautéed veggies and some healthy rice or grains!

3 T butter or olive oil
2 t cumin
1/8 t cayenne
1/2 t ginger
1 1/2 t coriander
1 t mustard seeds
2 t curry powder
1 1/2 t salt
8 c water
2 c red lentils, dry
1/3 c + 2 T lemon juice
2 t honey

In a large saucepan, heat the butter and add all the spices including the salt. Allow it to simmer briefly. Add the water and bring the mixture to a boil. Meanwhile, wash the lentils and add to boiling water along with the lemon juice and honey. Cook over a low flame for one hour, stirring frequently. Makes 6 cups.