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Turmeric Spiked Red Lentil in addition to Spinach Dal


Turmeric is i of nature's most powerful healing in addition to anti-inflammatory foods, which makes it convenient for those of us who similar to gear upwards Indian nutrient that it is too such an essential cistron inwards curries. Earthy, slightly bitter, in addition to ranging from aromatic to pungent inwards taste, turmeric is hard to accept simply on its own, but it makes for a delicious background to other Indian seeds in addition to spices.

This simple, nourishing in addition to easy-to-digest ruby lentil in addition to spinach curry is seasoned alongside a flavorful multifariousness of aromatic seeds in addition to spices including fennel in addition to fenugreek seeds and, if y'all tin larn them, peppery nigella seeds. As such, this creamy curry is spiked alongside a piffling to a greater extent than than the commons sum of turmeric, making it a swell agency to larn to a greater extent than of this wonderful nutrient inwards your diet.

TurmericTurmeric Spiked Red Lentil in addition to Spinach Dal
Recipe yesteryear
Cuisine: Indian
Published on September 25, 2016

Simple, creamy in addition to nourishing ruby lentil in addition to spinach curry seasoned alongside Indian seeds, spices in addition to turmeric

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  • 1 loving cup dried ruby lentils, rinsed in addition to drained
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate-brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon nigella (kalonji or dark onion) seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon amchoor (dried mango) powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 1 pocket-size carrot, finely chopped
  • 2/3 loving cup kokosnoot milk
  • 2 cups water, or to a greater extent than every bit needed
  • 1 teaspoon body of body of water salt, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups babe spinach
  • Heat the stone oil inwards a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. When hot, add together the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, nigella seeds if using, fenugreek seeds in addition to fennel seeds. Fry until the seeds laid out to splutter in addition to pop. Turn the estrus downwards to medium in addition to stir inwards the turmeric, cayenne, amchoor, paprika, asafetida, ginger in addition to carrot. Stir for approximately other infinitesimal or two.

  • Stir inwards the lentils, kokosnoot milk in addition to water. Bring to a boil, bring down the estrus to medium-low, in addition to cover. Simmer until the lentils are tender in addition to falling apart — well-nigh twenty minutes. Add a piffling to a greater extent than H2O for a soupier consistency.

  • Stir inwards the tabular array salt in addition to add together handfuls of spinach, stirring every bit y'all go, until wilted. Taste for seasoning in addition to serve hot alongside rice or flatbreads.

Makes 4 servings


This is my contribution to Meat Free Mondays, a weekly effect hosting yesteryear Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes, in addition to too hosted this calendar month yesteryear Nupur of The Veggie Indian.

Other lentil dishes to savor from my kitchen:
Spicy Lentil Patties alongside Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Thai-Style Creamy Coconut Lentil Mushroom Soup
Curried Lentil Vegetable Soup alongside Roasted Chickpeas
Mixed Dal Palak (Lentils alongside Spinach in addition to Tomato)

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