Tomato Dhal

    40 minutes

    This is Bengali comfort food, very soothing and satisfying with potato fritters and rice. Easy to make, too.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 1 cup red lentils
    • 2 1/2 cups water
    • 3 medium tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 2-3 fresh green chillies, slit
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • salt as needed

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Wash the lentils well. Simmer with the water and tomatoes until fully soft. If you like, blend with a stick blender to a smooth consistency.
    2. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard seeds, chillies and turmeric. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the lentil mixture. Heat to a simmer, add salt to taste, and serve!

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