Dahl (iscious)

Apr 20, 2014 ~ May 1, 2014: Aloo Parathas(Potato Flatbread), Dahl, Butter Chicken, Paneer

My Task : Grab ingredients, stir fry ingredients. Clean up – Dish drier (dry all dishes,  put away dishes)





30 mL vegetable oil

1/2 diced onion

15 mL minced garlic

5 mL cumin

250 mL red lentils

15 mL garam masala

Salt and pepper to taste

10 mL sugar

1 bay leaf

125 mL diced tomatoes

5 mL rice vinegar

1000 mL chicken stock



1. In a large pot, heat the oil and stir fry just until wilted, do not brown.

2. Add the garlic, cumin, lentils, ginger, garam masala, salt, pepper, sugar and bay leaf. Sautee for 1 to 2 minutes, until the herbs and the spices bloom (aromatic)

3. Add the tomatoes and deglaze with the vinegar.

4. Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer and cook until lentils and tender, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings with cumin, salt, pepper, and sugar.


My Opinion of the Lab:

This lab was delicious (hence the title). It was easy to do and was super tasty. If you have the ingredients on hand, it is a must-make.



How could you use this recipe at home?

I would use this recipe to make a comfort supper, lunch or breakfast on a cold day.

When would you eat it?

I would eat it for a breakfast or lunch or dinner.

Who would you serve it to?

I would serve it to my family, friends and myself.

How could you alter the recipe to make it healthier?

I could use less oil, or use low-sodium chicken stock.

How could you alter the recipe to make it cheaper?

I could make my own chicken stock, or dice my own tomatoes, and/or buy in bulk.


Nutritional Info of Ingredients :



Canola oil

Cooked Onions


Cayenne Powder



Garam masala


Canned tomatoes


Chicken stock


Other Interesting Links :

Vegan Coconut Red Lentil Dahl 

This vegan dish is easy to make with everyday pantry ingredients and makes for an incredibly satisfying and comforting meal that will make your belly smile.


Making Indian Dahl with Prema (video)


ShowmetheCurry – Dahl with Spinach (video)



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