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Sweet Potato Dal (India)

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Category: Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 4 ts Canola oil
  • 1 md Yellow onion; finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic; minced
  • Minced chili pepper*;
  • -optional
  • 1/2 ts Turmeric
  • 1/2 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Coriander OR garam masala;
  • -*see tip
  • 1/4 ts Black pepper
  • 1 c Brown or red lentils; sorted
  • -and rinsed
  • 4 c Water
  • 2 c Sweet potatoes; peeled and
  • -diced
  • 1/2 ts Salt


In a saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic (and minced chili
pepper) and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the turmeric, cumin, coriander,
and pepper; cook for 1 minute more. Stir in the lentils and water and cook
over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the
potatoes and cook for about 30 minutes more, stirring occasionally, until
the lentils are tender. Stir in the salt. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
Serve with an Indian flat bread or flour tortilla and a sauce such as
yogurt, cucumber and chopped parsley.

VARIATION: Instead of sweet potatoes, substitute Butternut or other winter

TIPs: Garam masala is a fragrant blend of spices commercially available.
Check spice sections and international foods sections of supermarkets. Or
the Eat-LF Archives at www.reggie.com

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