So my mom posted a comment about how my treats are unhealthy (whatever!), but I wanted to show her that I do, actually, eat alright, I think. And, really, she can’t argue with her own recipe. I’ve been eating a lot of dal lately, it’s a nice lentil soupy dish with great kick. I have to admit that it’s not as good as my mom’s, but maybe someday. My mom is a natural cook, rarely measuring, so I guess work with that if you can…
- red or yellow lentils (not green!)
- fresh chili
- mustard seeds
Boil the lentils in water (1 cup lentils to 3 cups water), stirring regularly. Chop the vegetables. Fry the onions, garlic, and vegetables in a bit of oil. Add the cumin, turmeric, fresh chopped chili, and mustard seeds. Add some of the lentils (not all of them) into the frying pan, and mix. Put the contents of the frying pan into the lentil pot. Let sit but continue to stir, adding water if it gets too thick.
This is a really versatile recipe, I think the key is to taste as you go. Most recently, I subbed in a yellow bell pepper for the potatoes, and it worked really well.