Introduction: Homemade Daal (Dal, Dahl) Video Recipe

The traditional way of making daal is a two step process. The lentils are cooked separately. Meanwhile, you make a “tadka” with minced onion, ginger, garlic, spices and in some recipes also tomato. Once caramelized, the tadka is added to the daal.

Sometimes, I just want a quick and easy daal without having to make a separate tadka.This is a super easy yellow daal recipe ready in under 40 minutes. It tastes just as good as the traditional version. In fact, my kids prefer this one because they don’t like all the tadka ingredients in their yellow daal.

Lentil daal is high in fibre, protein, iron, vitamin B-6 and magnesium. Lentils are good for heart health, digestion, weight loss; they stabilize blood sugar and increase energy.

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Step 1: Ingredients

1 cup red lentils (masur)

1/2 cup yellow lentils (moong)

1 tomato - chopped

3 green onions - chopped

handful of cilantro - chopped

8 cups water

Step 2: ​Wash and Drain Lentils

Step 3: Heat 3 Tbs Grape Seed Oil

Heat 3 Tbs grape seed oil on medium heat

And add 1 tablespoon cumin seed, sizzle for 30 seconds

Step 4: Add Tomato, Cook for 3 Minutes

Step 5: Add Lentils and Water

Cover and bring to a boil

Step 6: Add Spices and Butter

1 teaspoon turmeric

2 teaspoons sea salt

1/2 teaspoon hot chilli powder

3/4 teaspoon ground coriander or garam masala

1 tablespoon butter

Step 7: ​Reduce Heat Loosely Cover the Pot

Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring once or twice

Step 8: Add Green Onion and Cilantro

Add green onion, cook for 4 minutes

Add cilantro, stir well

Turn off heat

Step 9: Enjoy As a Soup With Salad OR With Basmati Rice or Roti

This is a super easy daal recipe ready in 40 minutes. It is high in fibre, protein, iron, vitamin B-6 and magnesium.

Lentils are good for heart health, digestion, weight loss, stabilize blood sugar and increase energy.

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Fuzzy Monkey (author)2016-03-28

Mmmm looks delicious! :)

ash2015 (author)Fuzzy Monkey2016-04-04

Thank you :) very much!

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