Lentil dahl and rice

Serves 3-4daal

  • 1 onion – peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves – peeled and crushed
  • 2 tsp grated root ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala (or curry powder)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 mug-full of red lentils
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. In a saucepan, fry the onion until golden
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, garam masala and turmeric and cook for a minute or two more, stirring frequently.
  3. Add two mugs of water to the saucepan, followed by one mug of red lentils and simmer until the lentils are soft.
  4. Cook the rice as directed on the packet and serve with the dahl

For additional flavour and nutrition, you can also add a handful of sliced mushrooms before the ginger and garam masala, and/or a small bag of spinach just as the lentils begin to turn soft.