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When I am sick I tend to crave curries and spicy food. This recipe included ingredients I had on hand. It tastes ok, I might add a bit more spice towards the end of cooking in the future. As a cheap & easy meal this is great!
I doubled it & did not blend any. The dal cooked for 8 hours and thickened nicely.
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, cut into pieces
- 2 peeled & sliced garlic cloves
- 1 tsp. peeled & minced ginger
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
- 1.5 c. dried brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
- 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 c. water
- salt and pepper to taste
Turn your crockpot on high and add the oil. When it heats up, add the onion, garlic, and ginger. Cover and cook while you assemble the other ingredients. Add the spices and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds. Add the lentils, kidney beans, and water and cook for 2 hours.
After 2 hrs, the lentils should be softened. With an immersion blender, blend the beans and veggies to the desired consistency. Recover and let cook another hour or so. Serve over rice.
NOTE: the original recipe suggests using a food processor to puree the onion, garlic and ginger before cooking it at all. We find the immersion blender method easier but YMMV. If you cook on low, double the cooking time.