The best thing about dahl, besides the Extreme Inexpensiveness of the ingredients, is that it can accept So Many Leftovers. Leftover broth, leftover meat bits.. leftover Random Veggies..
Here is the basic recipe, alter at will!
Cast Iron Dahl
- 2 c lentils
- ginger, garlic, onion
- 6 c water or broth
- chopped tomato, or tomato paste
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin seed
- 1/2 tsp fennel seed
- 1 tsp mustard seed
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- juice of half a lemon
Fry ginger, garlic, onion in butter. Add lentils, tomato, and water or broth. Cook in a pressure cooker for 7 mins, or on the stove until lentils are soft.
While lentils are cooking, gently fry cumin, fennel, mustard seed until you can smell the spices.
Once the lentils are cooked, add the spices, and remaining ingredients. Add fresh chopped cilantro. If you want a creamier dahl, add some coconut milk.