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Indian Mango Dal


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  • 1 cup yellow lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tbs canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs mined fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro



Step 1

Place lentils in a colander and rinse until the water runs clear.
Combine lentils w/ 4 cups of water, 1/2 tsp salt and turmeric in saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Reduce hear to a simmer, partially cover and cook for 15 mins
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Add cumin seeds and cook until fragrant and starting to brown, about 30 secs
Add onion, cook and stir until soft and beginning to brown, 4-6 mins
Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cayenne and remaining salt.
Cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.
Stir the garlic mixture and mangoes into the lentils.
Return to a simmer, cooking and stirring until lentils fall apart, 10-15 mins
Stir in cilantro and serve.


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