Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Red Split Lentil Dhal with Okra (No Added Fat)

I decided to make a red split lentil dhal with okra. Red split lentils cook in a 1 to 2 or 2.5 part ratio of lentils to water over 13-18 minutes; I went with 1:2 for 15 minutes. Here is what I did.

  • 1 cup red split lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen chopped okra
  • 1/4 t turmeric
  • 1/4 cup shallot (medium shallot) cut into 3/8" cubes
  • 1 cup corn kernels (I used frozen roasted corn)
  • 1/4 cumin seeds
  • 1/4 t salt (I used kala namak)
  • 2T fresh lemon juice (I used Meyer lemon juice)
  1. I put the lentils, water, okra, and turmeric into my Instant Pot pressure cooker and cooked for 15m.
  2. After the cooking was done, I waited a few minutes and gently released pressure, then mixed in the shallot, corn, cumin seeds, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice, and served with tomato slices and brown rice.


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