Pakistani Daal

2015-11-11
  • Servings : 4-6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 55m

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried red lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1-2" ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2-1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2-3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper

Method

Step 1

Heat water in pot until boiling.

Step 2

Add lentils and boil for one minute.

Step 3

Reduce heat to a simmer.

Step 4

Simmer lentils until they resemble a thick paste (and the water has reduced almost completely).

Step 5

While lentils are simmering, heat oil in frying pan.

Step 6

Add onion, garlic and ginger. Fry until soft. Add curry, chili, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper, sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add tomatoes and sauté for another 3-5 minutes. Add fried spice mixture into lentil paste, stir and cook an additional 15-20 minutes.

Step 8

Serve as is (with naan or without), or over basmati rice.

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