Recipe: Spicy Tomato Dal

This is one of those absolutely great recipes for when you have a bit of time but no time energy. You probably have everything you need on hand to make a tasty, healthy, filling, cheap, vegan, and exceptionally low effort food. The only thing you have to do is chop an onion and then sometimes check on the pot and stir it a little. This can be eaten on its own or with naan or pretty much any other bread product or even over rice. You can add in whatever you like to finish the dish: cream, nuts, cilantro, even fried onions. Also I like my dal thick but feel free to make it any consistency you like.

Spicy Tomato Daal

AuthorMabDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr

Ingredients
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 onion, diced
 2 tsp cumin
 1 tsp ground ginger
 1 tsp tumeric
 1 tsp garam masala
 1 tsp coriander
 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
 400 g canned crushed tomatoes (or 3 fresh tomatoes, chopped)
 300 g lentils
 salt, pepper, fresh cilantro

Directions
1

In a medium sized pot heat the olive oil over medium heat then add to that the onion and saute until it starts to become translucent, about 5-7 minutes.

2

Add the garlic and seasoning to the onion and let cook until heated through but not burning about 60 seconds.

3

Add the lentils, allow to heat through for 1-2 minutes then add the canned tomatoes as well as about 500ml of water and allow to cook on very low heat until the lentils are completely cooked through and begin to flake apart on touch, about 30 minutes.

4

You can add more water during the cooking time if needed. Adjust seasoning before serving.

Adapted from The Kitchen Paper

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 onion, diced
 2 tsp cumin
 1 tsp ground ginger
 1 tsp tumeric
 1 tsp garam masala
 1 tsp coriander
 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
 400 g canned crushed tomatoes (or 3 fresh tomatoes, chopped)
 300 g lentils
 salt, pepper, fresh cilantro

Directions

Directions
1

In a medium sized pot heat the olive oil over medium heat then add to that the onion and saute until it starts to become translucent, about 5-7 minutes.

2

Add the garlic and seasoning to the onion and let cook until heated through but not burning about 60 seconds.

3

Add the lentils, allow to heat through for 1-2 minutes then add the canned tomatoes as well as about 500ml of water and allow to cook on very low heat until the lentils are completely cooked through and begin to flake apart on touch, about 30 minutes.

4

You can add more water during the cooking time if needed. Adjust seasoning before serving.

Spicy Tomato Daal

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