Recipe: An Interpretation of Dal

by Willie on June 4, 2015

in Cooking, Daily, Recipes

This week, I made Dal for lunch. Well, my own version of it. I’m sure this isn’t necessarily traditional Dal but I’m sure it’s close to what it should be. I love Indian food but I wanted to make something at home to enjoy. This was what I came out of that session in the kitchen.


Recipe: An Interpretation of Dal
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
Dal is a traditional Indian dish. I made this version that is somewhat close to what Dal truly is.
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 teaspoon garam marsala
  • ½ teaspoon ground tumeric
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cups water
  • 8½ ounces lentils
  • 1 13-16 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Heat oil in pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garam masala, tumeric, and red pepper flakes and cook for 10 seconds.
  3. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add water and lentils and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Add tomatoes, butter, and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve over rice or quinoa.


  • Sounds awesome and I have all the ingredients in my pantry! Must try this soon!

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