Red Lentil Dahl
Once you get into the routine of making it, this soup is actually quite quick to whip up. You’ll see many of the ingredients are listed as optional, so don’t be afraid to try this even without the particular spices. Red lentils taste great cooked up with just salt and garlic, so you really can’t go wrong!
  1. Wash the lentils thoroughly. For the first few rinses, the water will be very cloudy. Keep rinsing until the rinse water is fairly clear.
  2. Put the rinsed lentils in a saucepan with 5 cups of water. Start with the heat on high.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, through the tomatoes.
  4. When you reach a boil, turn the heat down and simmer uncovered.
  5. Add the spinach when the lentils start to get soft.
  6. You’ll know it’s done when it’s a nice consistency and the lentils are still distinct, but soft. If you cook it too long the mixture will get pasty.
  7. Squeeze in some lemon juice at the end.