Spiced Red Lentil Dhal

  • 2 tsp prepared chili powder
  • 1 Tbs curry powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp whole mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp whole cumin seeds can sub ground cumin
  1. Combine spices in a small bowl, and set aside.
  2. In a large dutch oven, heat the oil over medium high.
  3. Add the onion, and cook until softened. Add the garlic, and cook a minute longer.
  4. Add the spices and continue to cook, stirring, for 2 mins.
  5. Add the bay leaves, lentils and stock and bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Turn the heat down, and simmer, partially covered for about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Lentils should be tender and the liquid mostly absorbed.
  8. Remove from heat, and stir in the cilantro.
  9. Devour.