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Nicoles Dal

What you need: 

2 cup lentils
4 cup water
15 oz. can of foul mudammas (preferable) or garbanzo beans
28 oz. can of chopped tomatoes with their juice
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 cup plain soy yogurt (optional)

What you do: 

Bring lentils and water to boil in a medium pot. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 45 minutes or until lentils are cooked but not mushy. Drain the lentils and add the rest of the ingredients except the yogurt. Stir well and heat on low for 5 minutes. Stir in optional yogurt before serving.

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4-6
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

For dal I wasn't sure about this.. but I wanted to use up lentils to go with my Easy Palak Alu, and had all the other stuff. Grabbed some chopped veggies already on hand, cooked them in oil with the garbanzos and spice mix, then added in the rest. My measurements were off, didn't have as much lentils but it was easy to balance out. On the spices I added to the blend from my other dish(the cumin was a nice addition) and also used black salt.
It came out pretty good, not extremely wonderful but not bad at all. I like that it's a versatile base, I'll probably try it again with more lentils but will have to freeze some since that will make a LOT. This looks like it's been here and looked over for a long time, but it's worth a try. ;)

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