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Spicy Indian Lentil Stew (Daal)

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Spicy Indian Lentil Stew (Daal)




    Ingredients :

  • ½ cup dry yellow lentils
  • ¼ cup dry red lentils
  • ¼ cup split mung beans
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 teaspoons ghee (clarified butter), divided
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 peppers green chile peppers, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Methods :

  • Step 1

    Rinse the yellow lentils, red lentils, and mung beans and put them in a medium saucepan with 5 cups water, salt, turmeric, and 1 teaspoon ghee. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are easily mashed, about 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat remaining ghee in a frying pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and cook until they sputter. Add onion, chile peppers, and ginger; stir-fry until onions are soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add cilantro and cayenne. Transfer mixture to lentils.

  • Step 3

    Let mixture simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

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