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Red Lentil Dal (Red Lentils with Garlic and Onions)

Serves 6
Time 30 min
Pureéd lentils, or dal, are a staple in Indian cuisine. Make sure to add the salt to these lentils only after they're cooked. If added before, it will take longer for them to get tender.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups uncooked red lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups cooked brown Basmati rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 (2-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced ginger
  • 1/2 small serrano (or jalapeño), seeded (optional) and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
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Method

Combine rinsed lentils with 4 cups water in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are very soft and pulpy, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and cinnamon; cook for 60 seconds until fragrant, then stir in turmeric and salt. Add onion, garlic, ginger and serrano and cook until golden brown, taking care not to burn them.

Discard the cinnamon stick and add onion mixture and lemon juice to lentils and stir well. Serve hot, with rice on the side and garnished with cilantro.

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  • 2 cups uncooked red lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups cooked brown Basmati rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 (2-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced ginger
  • 1/2 small serrano (or jalapeño), seeded (optional) and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
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Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.