Recipe for Dahl. For 8 people. Awesome vegetarian power food high in protein. really easy to cook!
half a bulb of garlic
1.5kg lentils or split peas, soaked for as long as you can during the day, overnight if possible. if not, it will just take longer to cook but it works out fine. rinse them thoroughly!
teaspoon whole cumin seeds
chilli or cayenne pepper
turmeric 1/2 TBSP
sour cream and cilantro for garnish.
heat the oil and keep an eye on it so it doesn't smoke. fry the cumin seeds for a bit then add the onions and garlic on high. when the onions are clear to brown colour add 1/2 teaspoons of the rest of the spices and the lentils. add water to the pot until the lentils are just covered. keep on high heat until it starts to boil, then simmer until the lentils are soft/falling apart. add more salt and spices to taste along the way. this slow cooking process usually takes an hour. add to bowls and garnish with the cilantro and sour cream!