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090527 – Curried Red Lentil Daal with Garlic Naan
090527, 9:26 pm
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Lentils and Naan

I have made a very similar recipe a few times before i started this blog, and wanted to try adding a few of our other Indian spices to the mix.  So i added the garlic ginger paste and the Graham Marsala.  I think that it definitely has more of an authentic Indian flavor than before, but Joe did not like it as much.

I wish that i could say that i made the Naan, but it is from Trader Joe’s and SO TASTY that i am happy to buy theirs.  Besides, a good Indian friend of mine endorses it, so it must be good.

  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1-1/2 t olive oil
  • 1 T garlic ginger paste (found at Indian grocery stores)
  • 1-1/2 t curry powder
  • 1/2 t ground turmeric
  • 1/2 t ground cumin
  • 1/2 t graham Marsala
  • 1 1/2 T burberry powder (found in middle eastern grocery stores – you could substitute 2t chili powder)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t  sugar
  • 1 can diced or petite diced tomato, drained
  1. rinse lentils then cover with an inch of water and bring to a boil over med-high heat.
  2. meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small saucepan and saute onion for 2-3 minutes, until soft.  remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.  return to high heat and stir continually for 2 minutes.
  3. when lentils are soft and fully cooked, skim off extra water/foam, remove from heat and stir in onion mixture.  serve immediately.
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