Red dal

1 cup red lentils
2 ½ cups water
¼ teaspoon turmeric
3 whole red chiles or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (cayenne)
pinch sea salt
2 teaspoons ginger pulp

2 tablespoons cooking oil

1 tablespoon mustard seeds

3 teaspoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Cook lentils and spices until soft and thick and all water is absorbed.
  2. Heat cooking oil. Add mustard seeds and cook until they burst. When they have done “popping”, remove from heat and add minced garlic. Stir for a minute or two until garlic is slightly cooked.
  3. Stir oil mixture into lentils. Add lime juice, stir, and cover until ready to serve. Reheat before serving.
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