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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