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Recipe: Delicious Red Lentil

Red Lentil. The lentil (Lens culinaris or Lens esculenta) is an edible legume. It is an annual plant known for its lens-shaped seeds. As a food crop, the majority of world production comes from Canada and India.

Red Lentil Red Lentil Dal is the perfect plant-based Indian meal! Rich, fragrant, and packed with protein for a meal you can feel good This red lentil dal is the sixth Indian recipe in a row I've shared here on the blog. Who knew a tiny lens-shaped legume could be so versatile? You can have Red Lentil using 17 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Red Lentil

  1. You need 4 piece of Kokum (optional).
  2. Prepare 1 tsp of Ginger Garlic paste.
  3. You need 1 tsp of Tamarind paste.
  4. It's 3 clove of garlic.
  5. You need 5 of Curry leaves.
  6. It's 2 tbsp of cooking oil.
  7. You need 1 tbsp of clarified butter.
  8. You need of salt.
  9. Prepare 2 medium of Tomatoes.
  10. Prepare of Vegetarian cuisine.
  11. You need 125 grams of Red Lentil.
  12. Prepare 50 grams of Black eye gram.
  13. You need 2 medium of onion, chopped.
  14. It's 1 tsp of Red chilly powder.
  15. You need 1 tsp of coriander seeds powder.
  16. It's 1 tsp of cumin seeds powder.
  17. It's 4 pinch of turmeric powder.

From soups to appetizers, veggie burgers and hearty shepherd's pie, lentils bring a powerful protein punch to your. Wikipedia Article About Red Lentil on Wikipedia. Red lentils are one of the most common types of lentil, and the best known among the red lentils is the Red Chief. It's a lovely salmon pink in its dried form, but it turns golden when cooked.

Red Lentil step by step

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker..
  2. Put the finely chopped onions in the hot oil n let it fry till golden brown..
  3. Once the onions are golden brown add the ginger garlic paste and stir for a couple of minutes..
  4. Add the finely diced tomatoes, add little water if it's sticking to the base. Keep stirring..
  5. Add the turmeric, red chilli, coriander and cumin seeds powder, and keep stirring..
  6. After stirring for some 5 minutes add the lentils and the gram to the cooker, add water enough to go 2 inches above the Lentil..
  7. Let the pressure cooker whistle 3 time's on high flame then reduce to low flame n keep it for 10 minutes on the fire..
  8. After the cooker has cooled down a bit and you are able to open the cooker easily, check if the consistency is very thick add water to it. Add the kokum and let it cook on low flame. Add the tamarind paste..
  9. In a small pan add the clarified butter once it's hot, add the curry leaves and crushed cloves of garlic. As the garlic becomes golden quickly add this to the cooker n close the lid of the cooker. After 2 minutes open n stir..
  10. Serve it hot in a bowl. Garnish it with either coriander leaves or mint leaves..

This is the best Red Lentil Soup! It's slightly spicy, creamy, and quick to prepare. Lentils need no pre-soaking and cook much more quickly than other dried legumes. The high protein content in lentils makes them an excellent meat substitute. Lentils are an excellent source of fiber.

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