So let’s say it’s about 4:30 pm and you want to eat dinner in an hour and you are not sure what to cook. Let’s also say your two kids are running around at your feet and you need to make something quick and easy. How about a lentil dahl?
What is dahl you ask? Dahl is a stew typically made with lentils, peas or beans, and is a great source of vegetarian protein.
While doing my grocery shopping at my local Sobey’s last week, I came across two amazing Indian spice blends that really transformed my lentil dahl into an amazing, fragrant and flavourful dish. They are made by a local Toronto company called Arvinda and they are truly delicious!
I served the lentil dahl on top of brown rice, with a side of roasted broccoli. It was a great, fast, hearty vegan meal!
Recipe – Lentil Dahl
Prep time – 10 mins, Cook time – 40 mins, Servings – 3-4 for a main, 6-8 for a side
1 cup dried red lentils
3 cups water
1 medium or large onion, chopped
1 tsp grapeseed or coconut oil
1/2 tsp – 1 tsp Arvinda’s Curry Masala
1/2 tsp – 1 tsp Arvinda’s Garam Masala
1/4 tsp salt (to taste)
In a medium sized pot on medium heat, saute onion with oil until onions are translucent and tender.
Add lentils and water to the pot, turn heat to high, and bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 20-30 mins until lentils are soft. Add more water if necessary.
Add 1/2 tsp Curry Masala, 1/2 tsp Garam Masala and 1/4 tsp salt. Taste, and add more spices if needed.
Serve over rice and ENJOY!