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Toor Dal

What you need: 

1 cup red lentils
1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional, does not make it very hot though)
1/4 teaspoon black mustard seet
salt to taste
3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon (or less) canola oil

What you do: 

Rinse lentils and bring to a boil in 3 cops water. Reduce heat and cover. Cook for 30-40 minutes until lentils are very soft, the consistency of thick soup.
Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt and cayenne. Allow to simmer uncovered while preparing garlic and mustard seeds.
In a small frypan, heat oil to med hi. Mince garlic and saute in oil with mustard seeds until just beginning to brown. Add to dal and serve immediately. For those of us in coastal California, this is very easy and tastes great with frozen fatfree Indian rice at Trader Joes.

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this is awesome.. i just made some for dinner and absolutely love it.. i blended about 3/4 of it for a smoother consistency... thanks for the recipie!

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