Lentil Dal (Lentil Soup) is the staple food in Nepal and all the Nepalese I know literally drool over dal, bhat and aloo. It is so simple and easy to make in under 20 minutes. Lentils are packed with protein as well as carbohydrates. I prefer my dal with rice, spicy aaloo (spicy fried potatoes) and achar (pickled sauce). Great as leftovers, this light and refreshing dish can be eaten any time of the day and still taste amazing.
Dal (Lentil Soup)
- Lentil - 1 cup
- Salt - 1/2 tea spoon
- Turmeric - 1/2 tea spoon
- Red onion - 1 table spoon (chopped)
- Garlic - 1/2 tea spoon (chopped)
- Curry Leaves - 2-4 (optional)
- Tomato -1/2 (chopped)
- Cilantro - few branches
- Coconut oil - 1 tea spoon
Wash the lentil and place it in a pan to boil.
Add 3 cups of water.
Add salt and turmeric and let it boil in medium heat for 20 mins.
Take another pan to fry garlic and onion.
Add coconut oil.
Once oil is heated, fry garlic,curry leaves and onion until they turn brown.
Add boiled lentils in the pan and add some chopped tomatoes and cilantro.
Dal is ready to serve.
Dal is perfect with rice. You can make some rice in the rice cooker while the dal is boiling so that they are both ready on time. It takes about 20 mins to cook rice. If you have constipation, dal helps your digestion.