Lentil Dhal

Joel Feren

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Ensure Neutral powder
  • 1 cup split red lentils, rinsed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes – optional
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1tbsp butter

Method:

  1. Place lentils, bay leaves and cinnamon in a saucepan with 2½ cups of cold water. Bring to the boil; reduce the heat to simmer, stirring regularly to prevent sticking for 10-12 minutes. Discard cinnamon and bay leaves and set cooked lentils aside.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, ginger and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic, spices and chilli flakes and cook for a further minute or until fragrant. Stir in the lemon juice and add salt and mix well.
  3. Add lentils to the pan and combine well. Cook for 2 minutes until heated through. Remove from the heat and stir through Ensure powder, butter and coriander.

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