Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup dal and 2/3 cup rice)

A traditional dish from India, dal is typically made with lentils, tomatoes, onions, and a host of spices. Once assembled, the lentil-potato mixture simmers on the stove, giving off wonderful, exotic aromas.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add salt and next 5 ingredients; cook 1 minute. Add water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in tomato, potato, and lentils. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until potato mixture is tender.

Step 2

Stir parsley and vinegar into potato mixture. Serve over Lemon-Cilantro Rice.

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Ratings & Reviews

stimply's Review

April 17, 2010
A lot of flavor with not much effort. It could use a little more heat than the red pepper. Also suggest using basmati rice instead. Really enjoyed this.