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Crockpot Lentil Dahl

Here’s a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that will leave your house smelling like an Indian restaurant!  I hope to make this the first in a series of easy-to-make Indian crockpot recipes, so stay tuned.

The recipe is adapted from “Lentil Dhal-icious” in Cooking Vegetarian.

Makes approx 8 servings

4 tsp canola oil
1 medium sized onion
2 tsp mustard seeds
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp grated ginger root (or minced from store but fresh is always better)
1 can tomato paste
2 tsp curry powder
2 tsp garham masala
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp corriander
2 cups lentils
4 cups water
2 cups diced carrots
2 cups celery
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes (low-sodium)

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Add in tomato paste, curry powder, garham masala, cumin and corriander. Mix together and cook for approx 2-3 minutes stirring constantly. Now your house will smell delicious! 🙂

Place spice mixture at bottom of crockpot and add remaining ingredients starting with the lentils. Add lentils, carrots, celery, diced tomatoes and water.

Cover and cook on high for approx 6 hours or until lentils are cooked. Stir well.

Serve with rice and/or other yummy Indian dishes. I'll try to post more soon! 🙂


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