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Easy Masoor Daal

Easy Masoor Daal

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Recipe By:Cathy
"Fast and simple daal using red lentils."


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 slice ginger, 1 inch piece, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds


  1. Rinse lentils thoroughly and place in a medium saucepan along with ginger, turmeric, salt and cayenne pepper. Cover with about 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Skim off any foam that forms on top of the lentils. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender and soupy.
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe dish combine oil, dried onion and cumin seeds. Microwave on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute; be sure to brown, but not burn, onions. Stir into lentil mixture.