Bollywood Style Cooking!

by Theresa on October 26, 2011

Indian cuisine is rich of flavors and spices and has its regional variations. One common staple is dahl, i.e. a legume-based vegetarian stew/ soup. Depending on the region, dahl can be made from lentils, garbanzo beans, yellow split peas or red lentils. Typically the legumes are boiled in water, while the seasoning (tadka) is cooked separately, and stirred in only at the very end.

Masoor dahl is made from red lentils. These lentils are generally sold without the husk, and look more orange than red. Contrary to other legumes, this type of lentils does not require soaking (McGee H. On Food and Cooking, 2004) and cooks fairly quickly (around 20-30 minutes).

Lentils are a great ingredient to cooking healthy on a budget. 1/4 cup dry lentils yields approximately 1 cup when boiled.

Stefania knocks another one out of the park with this edition…

Check out the recipe for Masoor Dahl (Red Lentil Stew)!





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