Red Lentil Dahl

         Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Vegetarian, Indian, Vegan, Beans

1 c Lentils 6 c Water 1/2 ts Salt 1/2 ts Turmeric 1 Onion, small and chopped 1 tb Butter/oleo 1/2 Green chili, chopped Soak lentils for one hour. Drain and wash lentils in cold water. Place lentils in a 2-qt saucepan. Add water, green chili, salt and turmeric. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 1 1/2 hrs. Melt butter/oleo in a small frying pan. Saute the onion. Add the onion and the butter/oleo to the lentils and boil the whole thing for 2 or 3 mins. Serve with fresh lemon juice. Rice is also a good addition. VARIATIONS: Instead of onion you can try 1/2 ts of whole cumin seed. You can also add 1/2 cup of mixed veggies, or 1/2 cup of chopped potatoes and cauliflower, or 1/2 cup of green peas.