Easy Dal

Author: Recipes_kw
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Prep Time 50 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Servings


  • Stove


  • 6 1/2 cups vegetable broth ***Click on the Vegetable Broth recipe link
  • 2 1/2 cups red lentils dried
  • 1 whole red chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric ground
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance butter
  • 2 cups onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger fresh, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro fresh, chopped


  • Heat the vegetable brothin a large pot over high heat then add in the lentils, chopped chili, and turmeric; bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender while stirring occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat then sauté the onion for about 10 minutes until golden brown. Mix in the garlic, cumin seeds, and ginger while continuing to cook for another 4 minutes.
  • Add in the onion and spice mixture to the lentils, along with the chopped tomatoes. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes, until tomatoes are softened.
  • Serve scattered with fresh cilantro.


Serve with warmed whole wheat Naan bread.

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