Lentils and peas

Red Lentil Dal

Red lentil dal

Dal, a kind of warm dip from Indian cuisine made of well-cooked legumes, is meant to be scooped up with fresh flatbreads such as chapatis or naan. Can’t find them? Use fresh pita instead. Tiny red lentils, available in natural food stores and imported food shops, cook to an appealing orange-gold color. Make it a little heartier by adding the optional potato or sweet potato to cook along with the lentils.  more→

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Mung Dal

Mung dal

This recipe for mung dal is adapted from Julie Sanhi’s Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking. Similar to dal made of red lentils, this is kind of a cross between soup, stew, and sauce, and is good scooped up with fresh flatbread. more→

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Curried Potato Salad with Red Lentils

Red lentils in a wooden spoon

This luscious combination of potatoes, red lentils, and tomatoes is an exotic change-of-pace from the standard varieties of potato salad. more→

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