DD1 had a complain about having soup with lunch, she wanted something else. That is a good idea. The weather is still cold so I like to have something warm for lunch. I got my dhal recipe and will make some yellow dhal for lunch, with toasted home ground, whole wheat, home-baked, bread!
300 grams yellow lentils (you can also use red lentils)
2 teaspoons of olive oil (you can also use ghee)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed in the garlic press ( I don’t have one..)
2 teaspoons of ginger powder ( i use also some home dehydrated ginger pieces for extra flavour)
1 teaspoon Curcuma
1 teaspoon Garam Masala
2 Bay leaves
some salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
500 ml of water
Soak the lentils for 45 min. Drain. In a sturdy pan heat the oil and add the onions. After 3 minutes add the garlic and spices and stir for 1 min more.
Add the rinsed lentils and the water, put it on low and let it stew for about 15 minutes or until the water is dissolved. Be careful, at the end of the cooking it is easily burned!
Serve the dhal warm or at room temperature.