Average Recipe
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes

Black beluga lentils make up the base for this richly flavored Indian-spiced dal. The black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and chili peppers add an additional depth of flavor to each bowl. Serve dal with white basmati rice or brown rice.



2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or ghee)
1 medium red onions chopped
2 inches fresh ginger finely grated
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoons turmeric powder
2 cups black beluga lentils rinsed
6 cups water
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cans coconut milk
1½ teaspoons sea salt
½ cups chopped cilantro


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or ghee)
2 serrano chili peppers sliced
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 teaspoons black mustard seeds