Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tis a Good Day to Daal!

Red or Pink Lentils have over 10 grams of fiber per cooked cup and 24 grams of protein. Yes indeed, a good day to Red Lentil Daal!

There was no real plan here. I wanted the lentils and the potatoes. I also like peas with potatoes in Indian food. But then it isn't really Indian as I am using a Thai curry paste. Whatevs, I still ate the fuck out of it.

Red Lentil Daal with Yukons and Peas
(Because Why Not?)

2 each  Yukon Gold Potatoes, chopped and boiled until soft
1 TBS Coconut Oil
2 TBS Minced Onion
1 tsp  Minced Garlic
1 cup Red or Pink Lentils
2 TBS Curry Paste (or more or less, depending on how spicy you like it)
1 cup Peas
3 TBS Coconut Milk, canned
1 Green Onion, minced
2 TBS Cilantro Minced

Heat a sauce pot over medium high heat and add the coconut oil to melt and heat through. Toss in the onion and garlic and sauté for a minute. 
Add in the lentils, 2 cups of water and the curry paste. Bring to a boil, turn to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Remove the lid, add in the potatoes, peas and coconut milk.
Season with salt and pepper and serve with the green onion and cilantro as a garnish.

It was warming from the spices, soothing from the potatoes and had a fresh bite from the garnish. What do you think?