Best Masoor Dal
Step 1. Simmer lentils
, partially covered, for about 25 minutes, or until the lentils lose their shape and are very tender. Skim off the scum with a slotted spoon.
Step 2. Cook the cumin seeds
in hot oil until fragrant, stirring frequently so they do not burn.
Step 3. Add onion
and cook for about 7 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and the green chili peppers. Cook for 30 seconds.
Stir in the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes more. Add cooked lentils and water, plus vegan butter (if using). Simmer until the desired consistency.
Add fresh lemon juice, cashew yogurt, garam masala (if using), and salt. Top with chopped cilantro.
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