My recipe for dal

I love dal. Here is my simple recipe, which draws it's inspiration from both India and the Mediterranean Region.


- 200-300 g split red lentils
- 1 onion
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 1 can of crushed tomatoes
- coriander seeds
- cumin
- fresh mint
- fresh coriander
- water
- salt and pepper

Fry finely-chopped onion and garlic in olive oil in a pot. Rinse split red lentils in water and add them to pot. It is ok if it fries a bit with the onion and garlic while you get the next ingredient ready. Add a can of chopped tomatoes. Refill the empty can with water and pour into pot. Refill can and pour into pot one more time. Bring it to a boil and then turn down the heat. Add some crushed coriander seeds and cumin. Also add some salt. Boil on low heat until the the water has been absorbed and the lentils have become al dente. Grind some black pepper into the pot and turn off heat. Chop some fresh mint (not too much because the taste can become overpowering) and some fresh coriander and add to pot. Let is settle and cool down a bit. Now you eat it with bread. Enjoy.

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