After two weeks of having a sore throat, my husband has cast it onto me. I am sure he is well rid of the affliction, but now I suffer.
Because of my current throat situation, my eating options are greatly limited. Tea, yes. But how much tea can you drink?
Luckily I saw this dal recipe at Joanne's blog. Nicely spicy with all the good things that cure what ails you. I had to make it. But I didn't want to go out and buy all the many ingredients that she put in it, ingredients that I would be hard pressed to use up. And besides I didn't want to go out for anything at all. So I made this dish with what I had in my kitchen. This is what 'adapted' really means: too lazy to go out and get all the right ingredients.
It came out super spicy. Use the cayenne with caution.
Serves 4-8, adapted from Joanne @ Eats Well With Others
- 1 cup dried grey lentils
- 1 14 oz can black beans
- water, to cook beans
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onions, chopped
- 6 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 14 oz canned diced tomatoes
- Rinse black beans and lentils. In a large pot, combine the beans. Cover with water by 1 inch. Add a big pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cover and lower the heat to a simmer, cooking for 1 hour or until tender.
- Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the onions over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, or until starting to caramelize, stirring frequently.
- Stir in the garlic and ginger, and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
- Add the cinnamon, cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, chili powder, curry powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt to the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.
- Pour the tomatoes into the pot wit the beans. Bring to a boil and then simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.