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Vegan Indian Recipes - Beans, Pulses, Legumes, Dals
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Pakistani Dhal
From: bonez

Vegan Indian gourmet. Vegetable stock can be used for added flavor.


  • 1 cup dried red lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, diced (or crushed)
  • 1/2 gingerroot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 (14 1/2 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2-3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • salt and pepper

Heat water in pot until boiling.

Add lentils and boil for one minute.

Reduce heat to a simmer.

Simmer lentils until they resemble a thick paste.

While lentils are simmering, heat oil in frying pan.

Add onion, garlic and ginger. Fry until soft. Add curry, chili, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper, sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add tomatoes and sauté for another 3-5 minutes. Add fried spice mixture into lentil paste, stir and cook an additional 15-20 minutes.

Serve as is or over basmati rice.