Red Split Lentils (Masoor Dal) Recipe
These Indian-inspired red lentils (masoor dal) flavored with cumin, turmeric, and ginger can be customized to suit your family's tastes.
This recipe brings the authentic flavor of India into your kitchen. It's a delicious combination of red lentils (masoor daal), ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, onion and cumin. Serve over plain or spiced rice.
Perfect! So, so, so good. I added some cauliflower because I didn't have peas or mushrooms. It cooks up exactly in the time and manner described. Excellent recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us.
I'm not familiar with how this dish is supposed to turn out, ,but was more of a soup than a rice dish. The amount of water required was quite high, with the rice overdone and lentils having completely lost their structure to the soup body. If this is what's expected.
The spice combination was not the best for me. I think the turmeric overpowered the rest. Maybe I need to get a fresh bottle. I tried adding garam masala too. It did not improve the flavor. Still too much spice. I thought the consistency was fine as written-3 cups not 4.5. Not sure where the other “divided” portion belongs. I used red split lentils, so I did not need to cook as long as I did. I always use parboiled rice for the better effect on blood sugar with a lower glycemic index. It only takes fifteen minutes is cooking time and no soaking.
Used cauliflower in place of broc, left out tomatoes, peas, and ginger. Tripled mushrooms. Served with white rice and Naan. Was stingy with spices, next time will use full amount. Very good.
This is a rich and hearty lentil curry, great as a main meal rather than as a side dish like the more traditional Indian dhal. Don't let the ingredient list faze you, this really is an easy dish to make. This dish is great served with basmati rice.
Red lentils and tons of vegetables simmer among spices in this quick dal brightened with lime and cilantro and served alongside a minty yogurt raita.