City Market's Curried Dal

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City Market's Curried Dal

Summary

Yield
Servings
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Prep time1 hour
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Description

A warming, fragrant dish that's popular in our cafe. Great served with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt on top and plenty of naan.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons
vegetable oil
1  
onion
2 tablespoons
ginger, fresh
1  
jalapeño pepper
3 cloves
garlic
3 tablespoons
curry powder
1 1/2 tablespoon
cumin
1 1/2 tablespoon
turmeric
2 cups
red lentils
3 1/2 cups
water
13 ounces
coconut milk
14 ounces
diced tomatoes
   
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 bunch
cilantro

Instructions

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, ginger, and jalapenos and cook, stirring occasionally until translucent, approximately 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes.

Add 1 cup of water, the curry powder, cumin and turmeric and cook, stirring frequently until fragrant, approximately 2 minutes.

Spread the lentils on a large sheet tray and remove any stones, etc. Rinse the lentils in a colander. Add the lentils to the skillet and stir to combine. Add the remaining water, coconut milk and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the lentils are soft, approximately 35-45 minutes. Add water if the mixture seems dry.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with cilantro.