Masoor Dal

30 minutes; 4 servings

Simple and delicious red lentils. Combine with rice or a salad. Makes a great meal or side.

Masoor Dal.
Masoor Dal.

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Put oil in a skillet over medium high heat; when it is hot, add onion and cook until soft, about 10 minutes; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients except the salt, butter and cilantro in a saucepan. Add water to cover by about 1 inch, and bring to a boil. Adjust heat so mixture bubbles gently, and cook, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary, until lentils are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and more pepper and keep cooking to desired tenderness. Lentils should be saucy but not soupy.
  3. Remove cloves from pan and add reserved sauteĢed onion. Stir in butter if you are using it. Taste and adjust seasoning, then garnish with cilantro and serve.

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