5 from 1 vote
Masala Lentils from Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Richa says, "If you want to impress someone with a dal, make it this one. Don't be afraid of the number of spices - it is quite simple to make. The spices and garlic are blended to a paste and fried in the oil. A hot sauce (chiles, garlic, and vinegar) in the tadka is another secret to getting the right flavor profile. Serve this as a part of a meal, or with rice or naan or other flatbread. Recipe from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen Copyright © 2015 by Richa Hingle. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press, LLC
Course: Entree
Cuisine: dairy free, gluten free, nut free, refined sugar free, soy free, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Richa Hingle
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine the lentils with 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Partially cover and cook over medium heat until the lentils are tender, 25-30 minutes.
  2. While the lentils are cooking, make the tempering. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. In a blender, combine the garlic, cumin, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, fenugreek, paprika, nutmeg, black pepper, sriracha, and 2 tablespoons of water. Blend to combine well. Add this paste to the onions in the skillet. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and salt, and cook until the tomatoes are tender, about 8 minutes. Mash the larger tomato pieces.
  4. Add the tempering to the lentils. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for another 5 minutes. Taste and adjust salt and spice. Garnish with cilantro and vegan butter, if using, and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Masala Lentils from Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 541mg 23%
Potassium 419mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.