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Delicious Pakistani Dhal

What you need: 

3 cups water or vegetable stock
1 cup dry red lentils
4 to 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 medium-sized ginger root, peeled and chopped
2 to 3 cloves garlic, diced or crushed
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes

What you do: 

1. Heat water or stock in pot until boiling. Add lentils and boil for one minute. Reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer lentils until they resemble a thick paste.
2. While lentils are simmering, heat oil in frying pan. Add onion, ginger, and garlic; fry until soft. Add curry, coriander, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper; saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes; saute for another 3 to 5 minutes. Add fried spice mixture into lentil paste, stir and cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve as is or over basmati rice.

Preparation Time: 
45 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4 to 6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

this was awesome...i added a little bit of coconut milk which just added a creamy feel to it

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YUM! This recipe turned me on to Indian style cooking.  It is a standby for a fast dinner and its great served on top of couscous.

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This was the first recipe I've tried on this website after surveying for months on end and what I have to say is that it was utterly delicious! The only substitution I made was subbing a tomato since I had no onion and paired it with curried bhindi. <3

I will definitely make it a lot since it was soo simple and easy!

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totally amazing.  So simple, so cheap, and so good.  My boyfriend loved it too.  thanks for this great recipe!  ::)

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Very yummy and so easy!

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Just made this, used extra garlic, onions, and ginger, smells wonderful.  Making some brown rice and fresh steamed kale on the side.  Sneaked a taste, too die for. ;D  Thanks for sharing.  Oh yeah,  used canned diced tomatoes with garlic and oilve oil. ;)

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the brownish colour wasn't very appealing..i thought it would be more orange?

but i was hungry and it was definitely filling.

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This stuff is amazing! I love the fresh ginger and garlic. I probably put in double the amount suggested.  :P

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I also omitted the red chili powder- too spicy for the little ones!

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Very good recipe. I only used about 1/2 the curry. Also, I didn't have canned tomatoes so I used 1/2 can leftover tomato sauce and one chopped fresh-from-the-garden tomato. My 2 and 4 year olds also liked it!

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