Easy Recipe
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes

Dal is a classic Indian stew made from split pulses or beans that don't require any soaking such as lentils, chickpeas (chana), or peas. The key to a very flavorful dal is to sauté the whole spices in oil or ghee before adding them to the simmering lentils! You should hear the mustard seeds sizzle and pop in the oil before adding the onions. This is what creates the depth of flavor that traditional dal has. Serve this easy dal recipe over brown jasmine rice along with a simple Cabbage Slaw for a nourishing, plant-based meal.

2 cups red lentils rinsed and drained
6 cups water
1 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 teaspoons ground cumin
¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or ghee)
1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoons black mustard seeds
1 tablespoons cumin seeds
1 large onions sliced into crescent moons
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 medium tomatoes chopped
½ cups chopped cilantro