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Lentil Dal 3
From: Julie Bernstein

The Peaceful Palate:
Fine Vegetarian Cuisine
by Jennifer Raymond
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Recipe By : Jennifer Raymond - The Peaceful Palate;
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :1:15

  • 2 large onions -- chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic -- minced
  • 2 tablespoons oil [or 1/4 cup water]
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seed
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 cups lentils -- rinsed
  • 5-6 cups boiling water
In a heavy kettle, sauté the onions and garlic in oil [or water] until the onion starts to turn golden, then stir in the salt and spices and continue to cook another minute.
Add the lentils and boiling water (start with 5 cups), then cover and simmer 1 hour, until the lentils are tender.
Stir occasionally while cooking.
If the mixture becomes too dry, add additional water.