Prep: 15 mins. Cooking: 1 hr. Serves 4-6.
- 1 cup red lentils
- 1 1/2″ piece fresh ginger, cut into 3 slices
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 3 tbs ghee
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1 tbs chopped cilantro
Place lentils and 4 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add ginger and turmeric, and simmer, covered, for 1 hour or until lentils are very tender. (Stir every 5 minutes during the last 30 minutes.) Remove ginger and stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Add ghee to a frying pan and a cook garlic and onions over medium heat for 3 minutes or until onion is golden. Add remaining seasonings and cook for 2 minutes. Add onion mixture and cilantro to lentils, stirring gently until just combined. Serve immediately.
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