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Vegan Toor Dal

Ingredients

  • 1 c red lentils
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne (optional, does not make it very hot though)
  • ¼ tsp black mustard seed
  • salt to taste
  • 3 c water
  • ½ tbsp (or less) canola oil--(you can leave this out...I always do and just add the spices right to the lentils)

Instructions

  1. Rinse lentils and bring to a boil in 3 C water. Reduce heat and cover. Cook for 30-40 minutes until lentils are very soft, the consistency of thick soup.

  2. Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt and cayenne. Allow to simmer uncovered while preparing garlic and mustard seeds. In a small fryingpan, heat oil to med hi. Mince garlic and sauté in oil with mustard seeds until just beginning to brown. Add to dal and serve immediately.

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