*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               Red Lentil Dal
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 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Lentils                          Middle Eastern
                 Soups & Stews
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           red lentils
    1      medium        onion -- chopped
    1      large   clov  garlic -- crushed
    1      medium        bay leaf
    1      medium        green chili pepper
    1      1 piece      ginger peeled -- grated
      1/2  teaspoon      turmeric
    2      teaspoons     ground cumin
    2      teaspoons     coriander
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/4  cup           coconut cream
    1      tablespoon    lemon juice
                         mint leaves
 Put lentils in saucepan with enough cold water to cover by one-half inch. Add o
 nion, garlic, bay leaf, chili, ginger and turmeric. Cook gently, half covered a
 nd stirring occasionally; add a little more water if needed to prevent lentils 
 from sticking. The mixture should be a bit runny, like a puree, but not watery.
  Stir in cumin, coriander and salt to taste. Let stand, covered for 20-30 minut
 es to let flavors blend. Discard the bay leaf and chili, then stir in the cocon
 ut cream. Reheat gently, stirring until the coconut cream is blended in [she sa
 ys “melted”. Add the lemon juice, adjust seasonings and serve, garnished with t
 he mint. Rose serves this spooned over curries or spicy rice, or just over stea
 med veggies as a Rain dish.
 Serving Ideas: Spooned over curries, spicy rice, or vegetables
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