Dal of Orange Lentils served on Wild Rice with Vegetable Salad

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Easy and quick to prepare, but oh so nourishing and tasty!




  • 1 cup orange lentils

  • 2  cups water

  • ½ tsp turmeric



Tomato sauce:

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin oil

  • 2 tsp black or yellow mustard seeds

  • Optional: 2 tsp coriander seeds

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 pound (½ kg) tomatoes (preferably peeled), chopped

  • ½ cup of water

  • 2 heaping tsp curry

  • ½ tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp salt



  1. Cook the lentils: place the lentils in a pot together with the water and turmeric. Bring to a boil, partially cover the pot, and cook for 10 minutes until the lentils are soft.

  2. While the lentils are cooking, fry the onion in a pan with 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, the coriander seeds (optional), and the mustard seeds.

  3. When the onion starts to become golden, add the tomatoes, ½ cup of water, curry, salt, and cumin and mix well.

  4. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes, until the tomatoes "melt" into the sauce.

  5. Add the tomato sauce to the pot with the lentils and mix well. Cook for another 1-2 minutes and remove from flame.

  6. Serve over wild or whole rice with a big vegetable salad on the side.

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