Friday, March 18, 2011

20110318 Dhal

(SOURCE: Simply Bill by Bill Granger - my dahl)

I always wanted to cook dahl but couldn't find lentils anywhere. Last time I found some red lentil from a little Asian supermarket, so I decided to give Bill Granger's dahl a try. Its color looked quite dull, so I was doubtful about its taste. We ate this dahl with our fingers with the help of some naan bread. This was really good! Such a simple dish with a rich and exotic flavor.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, finely sliced
one-inch piece of ginger, grated
3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup red lentils
1 tbsp lime juice
small handful freshy coriander leaves

1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, chilli, salt and cumin and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft. Add the lentils and 750ml of hot water and cook.for 20 minutes until the lentils have dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and stir through the lime juice. Top with the coriander leaves and serve.

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