Best Masoor Dal  Easy, Vegan


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.

Step 4. 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.

Step 5. Add fresh lemon juice, cashew yogurt, garam masala (if using), and salt. Top with chopped cilantro.

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