Friday, December 7, 2012

recipe time: red and yellow dahl

So I am supposed to eat 1/2 cup of cooked beans for one of my meals everyday... now I could eat black beans everyday for the next 8 months but I don't want to go insane so here is one of my alternate bean meals for you to try. There are a small amount of vegetable calories thrown in as well but it's pretty minor.

Makes 4 servings
1/2 cup dried red lentils
1/2 cup dried yellow lentils
1/2 small-medium onion (about 1/2 cup) chopped
1 small to medium tomato, chopped
1 1/2 cup water
scant 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon each of the following:
salt
dried ginger
garlic powder
ground coriander
ground cumin
cumin seed

Soak lentils for around 15-30 minutes and rinse well. Chop onion and saute it in a large pan with a tiny bit of spray oil or a little water on medium heat. After onions begin to soften add rinsed lentils, tomato, water and spices. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low and cover. Stir occasionally and allow lentils to cook to desired consistency. Takes around 20-30 minutes. You can add more water if desired.






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