Place the tomatoes in the boiling water and blanch for one minute. what is the green tofu looking dish in the one photo???? Learn more about me and my recipes! Super authentic, really easy to make and delicious. Your email address will not be published. this is a super simple recipe with hardly any complicated measurements. 2 Blanch and chop the tomatoes: While the lentils are cooking in step 1, bring a separate small pot of water to a boil. ), Note to self: add a couple more table spoons of water to get a less thick texture in the end.Stir fry the tomatoes before putting lentils in.DIY 5 spices: cumin powder, turmeric powder, chili powder, bay leave, cinnamon stick. Remove the tomatoes to a bowl to cool. Discard the cinnamon stick. Cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. All of this is to say, we are working on it. Thanks for waiting. My mom used to cook Dal almost every alternate day and used to serve it in a full bowl with rice or bread and other veggies.  But I use to consume only as much Dal as needed to finish my diet. Please review the Comment Policy. I read the comment on US vis European weights and measurements. Based on comments from an Indian friend this is the substitution I settled on for panch phoron: 1/2 tsp nigella seeds (Penzeys Charnushka) + 1/2 tsp cumin seeds + 1/2 tsp fennel seeds + 1/2 tsp black or brown mustard seeds + 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds, Nice recipe, but guys can you please think that there are people outside of US who want to cook this? The wonderful people over at Bob’s Red Mill were kind enough to sponsor this dal recipe. Required fields are marked *. Thanks. Give it a shot with the green lentils, keep the lentil-to-water ration the same, and add more water if needed. This was… not good. a teaspoon and a cup should be do-able to improvise right? could you tell me the grams for this recipe (its your first!) I’ve made Kerissa’s recipe a couple of times and love the flavors and how easy it is to make. Most of the Indians love lentils. Unlike their sturdier brown and green lentil cousins, when cooked, red lentils quickly fall apart into a smooth mush-like consistency. Microwave the vegetables until tender (alternatively, you can cook the ingredients on the stovetop!). Just thought sharing with you! I’d love for you to keep in touch! No significant changes to the original recipe. Add the chopped onions. It’s funny–you don’t have measuring cups, and most Americans don’t have a scale. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California. There are some red lentils available on Amazon, it may take a few days for shipping. Shop Ingredients. Hi, Nicolae! The stores around here are out of red. Do you discard the water from the lentils after they cook and before you combine the other ingredients? I won’t use it again. Red lentils look more orange than red after the cook, especially with the addition of turmeric. Don’t leave it out. and I will enjoy making in the UK. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. You can also google the individual ingredients and it will give you the conversion. I usually serve it over Jasmine rice as a side dish or meal starter. Start small then continue adding until you get the desired taste. Hi, Kathrine! Yes, you can use powdered cinnamon instead of the stick. Without the pepper, it is not spicy-hot, but it is well-spiced (seasoned). Add 3 cups of water. I store mine right next to my frozen naan from Trader Joe’s – perfect for an impromptu Indian lunch! Really glad I did as it pushes you to try new spice combinations. Just use 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger for every 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger called for in a recipe. Our Favorite Videos Get Recipe » Dal: A Staple Indian Recipe This red lentil dal recipe comes by way of my friend Kerissa Barro… I will definitely make this again 🙂. I know no one who has them and when I looked to buy them I had trouble finding them. You can serve dal as a simple meal with a side of rice, naan, or papadams. I have been making Dahl for ages but I thought I would try one this time. Can you make this a few days ahead fo needing to serve please? Yeah there’s actually no liquid whatsoever in this recipe. They take longer to cook, don’t get as mushy, which is what you want in this recipe and the don’t have the same sweet, nutty flavor. Dal is my favorite dish thanks for sharing and i also love indian food, Your email address will not be published. Cook for 3-5 more minutes. For example, google: 3 cups water in grams and google will let you know the answer. Perhaps it’s because this recipe skips blooming the spices in oil. How spice would you rate this, not using Serrano peppers? Fabulous. So easy and healthy and delicious! Testing a recipe using two different systems can sometimes take a very long time, time most bloggers probably don’t have. There are some red lentils available on Amazon, it may take a few days for shipping. Guys, we made it. It has a bitter taste, and the spices all taste strongly of themselves instead of blending. Your day recipe is brilliant and I can vouch for the authentic taste. Add the lemon juice and stir well.