• 1 cup red lentils ( masoor dal )
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 2 small or 1 medium tomato
  • 1 hot green chilli pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • some chopped cilantro for garnish
  • salt and lime juice to taste


Wash the lentils and set to cook with 2 cups water. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and stir till they slightly darken in color. Add the chopped up hot pepper and cabbage. Saute these two ingredients and when slightly soft add the cooked and mashed lentils, turmeric powder, chopped up tomato and salt. Bring to a rolling boil and take off the heat. Add a squeeze of fresh lime and sprinkle the cilantro on top. Serve over hot rice. This is really easy and delicious ! A more watery version will do nicely as lentil soup.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: appr