First of all, happy new year everybody! I hope you had a lovely holiday and I wish you all the best for 2016!
The first recipe I wanted to share this year is dal. I like warm, hearty stews during the winter months! ( which is most of the year in Scandinavia) Dal is an indian stew with lentils as the key ingredient. Dal is a very quick and easy and it’s also a very cheap dish to make. The key to a good dal is to use large amounts of spices. Feel free to use any kind of lentils, as a personal preference I prefer red lentils! I usually serve this with brown rice or quinoa, but it’s also good to eat on it’s own.
2 tsbt oil for cooking
1 white onion
3 gloves garlic
1 1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp curry powder
a pinch of cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cm fresh ginger root
1 cup red lentils
2 carrots ( chopped)
1 can chopped tomatoes ( around 400 gram)
6 deci liters vegetable broth
- Place a pot on medium heat and add oil
- Add the onion, garlic along with the spices ( turmeric, ginger, cardamon, cayenne pepper and curry powder).
- Saute for a few minutes until the onion are golden.
- Add the carrots and lentil and the vegetable broth.
- Cook for about 15- 20 minutes on medium heat ( follow the instructions on the package of the lentils)
- Stir from time to time so it doesn’t burn
- Add salt and the chopped tomatoes and stir gently.