|Red lentil dahl with brown rice and fresh coriander.|
Traditional Indian food is cooked in ghee (butter). However, it is easy to make vegan Indian food by substituting ghee for oil. Any type of oil will do, providing it does not have a strong flavor. I used sunflower oil.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
How to Make Lentil Dahl
Step 1 Heat a little oil in a non-stick saucepan. Add cumin and mustard seeds and fry until the mustard seeds begin to pop.
Step 2 Add the grated carrot, mushroom and pepper, and fry while stirring for 10 minutes.
Step 3 Add the vegetable stock and the lentils.
Step 4 Add curry powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
Step 5 Simmer until the lentils cook together into a thick mush. Add the coriander just before serving, but save a little for garnishing.
What to Serve with Dahl: Serve vegan dahl with rice and saag aloo.