Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dal, rice & swiss chard with garlic

Is what we had for dinner tonight, I like this meal a lot. It must have something to do with the weather because I have been loving the leafy greens. I have a recipe on my blog for dal already, but I didn't have the same ingredients this time, so I changed it :)

1 1/2 cups red lentils- rinsed until water runs clear (about 4 times)
6 cups water
2 tbsp canola oil
1 onion- small diced
2 stalks celery- small diced
3 cloves garlic-minced
1 thumb of ginger- peeled and minced
2 tsp cumin seed
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
freshly ground pepper

Bring lentils to a boil and cook until soft. Keep simmering
In a saute pan- heat oil add onions and celery- saute until soft
add garlic and ginger, continue sauteing.
Add spices. coat onion mixture allow spices to absorb.
Saute for 4 minutes on medium heat
Add onion mixture to pot of lentils.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Season with cider, sugar, salt and pepper.

Serve with brown rice & sauteed greens


  1. That sounds really delicious and looks like a meal that would satisfy my appetite.