Authentic Red Lentil Dal made in the slow cooker is a perfect dish for vegetarians or vegans, or make this as a delicious side dish or for Meatless Monday!
|(Photo from Cafe Johnsonia.)|
I've admitted more than once how I'm intimidated by authentic Indian recipes, but my friend Lindsey from Cafe Johnsonia doesn't have that problem, and I love the sound of this Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dal. If you're not that familiar with Indian food, dal (also spelled daal or dahl) is a dish of beans or legumes cooked until they have the consistency of refried beans, and then flavored with Indian spices. Dal is often served over rice, which is how Lindsey does it, and I'd love this as a Meatless Monday dinner.
Ingredients for this recipe:
- Red lentils (or yellow split peas or mung beans, or a combination
- canned diced tomatoes
- diced onion
- minced garlic
- grated fresh ginger
- green cardamom pods
- bay leaf
- cumin seeds
- mustard seeds
- onion seeds
- fenugreek seeds
- fennel seeds
- sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- For serving: cooked brown rice, cilantro (optional), extra onion and cumin seeds (optional), fresh lemon juice (optional).
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Herbed Balsamic Pork Roast from Cafe Johnsonia
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