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Indian Spiced Crockpot Lentils

These Indian Spiced Crockpot Lentils are based on black dal, rich in flavor & health benefits, & versatile: Serve over rice or top with a runny egg!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Black Lentils
  • 1 Large or 2 Small Onion
  • 2 Medium Carrots, Diced
  • 32 ounces Vegetable or Chicken Broth
  • 1 Piece Ginger, minced Approximately 1-2 inches
  • 1 Piece Fresh Turmeric, minced Approximately 1-2 inches - may substitute 1-2 teaspoons dried/powedered turmeric if fresh cannot be found
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, minced May use more or less to taste
  • 1 Large Can Tomatoes (approximately 28 ounces) May use fresh when tomatoes are in season
  • 2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Garam Masala This in Indian Spice blend that can now be found in most grocery stores. You may use more or less of this to taste. Using more will make the dish spicier, so if you don't like a lot of heat, cut back on this.
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander
  • 1/2 to 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper May use more or less to taste.
  • 1 Teaspoon Bourbon Smoked Paprika This is optional, but I feel like it really gives depth to the dish.
  • 1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspooon Kosher Salt May use more or less to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • a handful Cilantro For garnish
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream If the dish gets too spicy, stir a bit of this in at the finish!
  • 1 Small Lime Squeeze a little fresh lime juice on top just before serving.

Instructions

  • Assemble all ingredients.
  • Dice your onion and carrots, and mince garlic, ginger, and turmeric.
  • Combine all ingredients except for butter, yogurt or sour cream, lime, and cilantro in large crockpot, and set on highest setting for 2 hours.
  • Turn heat to low, and simmer lentils for an additional two hours.  Adjust ingredients and spice level to taste.
  • Approximately 30 minutes before serving, add in butter, allow to melt, and stir through.
  • Serve hot, and top with a spoonful of Greek yogurt or sour cream, cilantro leaves, and a splash of lime juice.

Notes

This dish may be served over rice, or topped with a poached egg.  If you would like to make it more of a soup, add more broth.