Red Lentil Dal Recipe

Red Lentil Dal Recipe
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Red Lentil Dal is a healthy recipe, delicious as well. Learn how to make/prepare Lentil Dal by following this easy recipe.
Red Lentil Dal Recipe
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cooking Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Rating 8.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 6
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 1 cup Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 cups Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 cups Cauliflower Florets (chopped)
  • 1 cup dried Red Lentils (soaked in water for half an hour)
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
How to make Red Lentil Dal:
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, over medium high heat. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add garlic, ginger and onion. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder and then chili powder. Saute again. Use a spoonful of water if it is too dry.
  • Once the aroma of the masala comes, add tomatoes and cauliflower.
  • Add the lentils and water, stir the mixture.
  • Cook it covered for 35 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  • Stir in lime juice, cilantro and salt.
  • Serve hot.
You can serve the dal with rice.