Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lentil Dal

3 cups water
1 cup dried red lentils
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.

cooked rice or sweet potatoes

1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped green onion (3 or 4, white parts included)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño chili, seeded, chopped (optional, or use garlic chile paste)

Combine 3 cups water, lentils, garam masala, garlic and onion powder in heavy medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Sauté sun-dried tomato and onion mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Spoon rice or sweet potato into bowls. Spoon dal over. Garnish with tomato/onion mixture.