Brown Lentils (Masoor Dal)

 This is a healthy recipe for this time of the year. I love lentils and they are great for your health. I hope you enjoy this recipe. This is my mom's recipe, except in this recipe, I am not using any oil.

 Serves: 3-4



1 cup brown lentils

2 bay leaves

1 Tablespoon fresh ginger root, peeled and minced

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon cayenne, OR as desired

2 Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground garam masala

2 teaspoons sea salt

1/4 chopped cilantro



Wash lentils under cold running water, drain.

Soak lentils in two cups water, set aside for an hour.

After an hour, in a 3 qt sauce pan over medium heat, boil two cups water.

When the water has come to a boil, add all the ingredients except cilantro. Stir.

Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 45 minutes. Stir once every 10 minutes.

Lentils should be cooked by now. If a lot of water has evaporated, then feel free to add half a cup of water.

Garnish with cilantro. Lentils are ready to be served.


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