Make Your Own Takeout: Lentil Dal
Indian food is one of those things that sends us into love/ hate mode. We love the spice, comfort, and exotic savour of the vindaloo, tandoori, and masalas. We fucking dislike the never-ending smell of curry that imbues our pores, mouths, fingernails, walls, draperies, and anything else within a 2 mile radius once we eat it.
Whats a betch to do? I entail, Indian food is officially the new Chinese takeoutbut goddamn, we cant bargain. The answer is, whether fortunately or unfortunately, to get to work so that you can control wtf goes in your delicious Indian meal. Well start with an easy recipe for a HEALTHY lentil dal courtesy of Food Networks Indian betch, Aarti Sequeira( but like, with our tweaks ).
1 cup masoor dal red lentils( find this in the ethnic aisle) 2 cups of water( find this in your goddamn sink) 1 yellow onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced 2 medium ripe tomatoes 1 Thai chile, sliced 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp black mustard seeds( order this shit onlineyoull be thankful) 1 tbsp turmeric powder 1 tsp paprika 1 tbsp vegetable oil Fresh cilantro