Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions….

Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions….

Serves 4


Ingredients:

  • 1 litre water
  • 1 large white British Onion roughly chopped
  • 2.5cm/1 inch piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, roughly crushed
  • 200g/7oz chopped tomatoes
  • 300g/10oz red lentils
  • Salt and ground black pepper



Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 white onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, roughly crushed
  • 2 teaspoons back onion seeds
  • One quarter to half teaspoon crushed dried chilli
  • Pinch turmeric
  • 150g/5oz Natural yoghurt
  • Small bunch fresh coriander to garnish



Method:

  1. Pour the water into a medium saucepan, add the chopped onion, ginger, turmeric and cumin seeds then add the tomatoes and bring to the boil.
  2. Put the lentils into a sieve, rinse with cold water, drain and then add to the saucepan with plenty of salt and pepper. 
  3. Bring back to the boil then simmer for about 30 minutes,stirring from time to time until the lentils are soft.
  4. About 10 minutes before you are ready to serve, make the topping by heating the oil in a frying pan, add the onions and fry gently for 5 minutes until softened. 
  5. Add the garlic, if using, the seeds and spices and fry for 3-4 minutes more, stirring until browned.
  6. Spoon the lentils into bowls, top with spoonfuls of yogurt, the onion mixture and torn coriander leaves to garnish. Serve with warmed na’an bread or chapattis.

Recipe and photo credit by- British Onions

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9 Comments

  1. ~April~
    January 15, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    Came by on the Super Stalker Sunday Hop :-)Following GFChttp://ramblingandadventure.blogspot.com

  2. Aleks
    January 15, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    yum!! if only my fiance ate lentils. do you think this would freeze well?

  3. Christy Ann
    January 15, 2012 / 11:55 pm

    Yum. I know I couldn't pull this off, but it looks so so good! Following from Super Stalker Sunday.

  4. Kats Niche
    January 16, 2012 / 4:46 am

    Newest follower! Found you on the Social Sunday Hop hosted by The Bewitchin Kitchen! Come say hi and join our Hop!http://www.katscornerniche.com

  5. Clairejustine
    January 16, 2012 / 6:47 am

    @April thanks for following,I am already a follower in GFC so i'm now following on Google + too πŸ™‚

  6. Clairejustine
    January 16, 2012 / 6:49 am

    @Aleks Thanks for the comment,sorry i'm not sure if this would freeze well as i haven't tried this …

  7. Clairejustine
    January 16, 2012 / 6:51 am

    @Christy Ann thanks for the comment and the following,now following πŸ™‚

  8. Clairejustine
    January 16, 2012 / 6:52 am

    @April,sorry now following,wasn't signed in before so thought i was following:)

  9. Clairejustine
    January 16, 2012 / 6:54 am

    @Kats thanks for the following,following back πŸ™‚

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