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College Friendly Dahl

What you need: 

1 cup masoor dahl, washed
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 tablespoon turmeric
pinch corriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
salt to taste (usually about a tablespoon)
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
1 teaspoon ginger, minced (optional)
vegetable oil
2 cups water

What you do: 

This recipe comes from my daddy!
Sautée onions in oil with the garlic. Add spices and stir. Add a small amount of water if things get a little sticky. After onions are well coated with spices, mix in the dahl. Once that's covered with the spices, add water and ginger and let the dahl cook to perfection. You will know it's done when the dahl is nice and soft, maybe even a little mushy. Serve over your favorite kind of rice, or with any flat bread you like.
Some tips for my college friends out there: It's okay to experiment a little with this recipe. Don't get so caught up in being "authentic." Believe me, us Indians won't come after you.
The spices in this recipe are pretty universal and can be used in a lot of other dishes. Get to know which ones you like, that way you can add them at your leisure.
Happy cooking!

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
3-4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Hey, I'm so sorry I tried this and it was not good at all.  It was very bland and the spices weren't that good together.  This didn't taste like any Dal curry I've had before, and I've had it many times.  I would try someone else's recipe..Sorry Nanka it just didn't do it for me.

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