Saturday, March 5, 2011

Broccoli Dal

Potlucks have become a really wonderful and frequent part of my life. For example, the last day of my Sustainable Neighborhoods class was a potluck. Again. The best! Here's what I brought:

Broccoli Dal
1 c dried red lentils
2/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 t ground cumin
2 t mustard seeds
2 T oil (I used coconut oil)
1 large head of broccoli, chopped
4.5 c vegetable broth or water
1/4 c soy sauce, if using water
2 cups almond milk, or milk of choice
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 t red pepper flakes
1.5 t garam masala
1 t tumeric
paprika, to garnish

Heat oil over medium heat in a large saucepan.
Add onions to saucepan and saute until beginning to soften.
Push onions to one side of the saucepan and add cumin and mustard seeds to other side.
Cook until mustard seeds begin to pop.

Pulse chopped broccoli in a food processor until very fine.
Add broccoli, veggie broth (or water), and lentils into the saucepan.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add in almond milk, lemon juice, turmeric, garam masala, and red pepper flakes.
Taste and adjust spices as needed.
Cook on low for another 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and garnish with paprika.

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1 comment:

  1. I look so good.

    P.S. you're a stalker.