• 1 cup small red lentils
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small hot pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (or more if you like garlic)
  • vegetable oil
  • spices: 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1/8 teaspoon cardamom, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • water
  • spinach


naan/ or rice makes a good meal

Cut up onion, garlic, and as much of the hot pepper you can stand! Place all them in a pot, cover with oil about a 1/2 cup be generous with the oil they should swim in it. Let all of it simmer, about 5 mins. Add lentils (did you wash them?) stir.

Add spices stir, add water to cover lentils. Cook at medium to medium high. You will have to keep checking because the water cooks down and you will have to add more to make the dal the consistency you like. Stir often because it helps the lentils cook down well.

Taste it too, you may need to alter the spice to you liking. Be aware that cardamom, ginger you don’t want to add to much of, they take control of flavors, unlike cumin and coriander.

Serves: 3-4 maybe

Preparation time: 1