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Indian Green or Yellow Dahl

This easy and filling meal contains both a grain and legume for a perfect protein-filled dinner

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
50 minutes

  • 2 cups split peas or yellow lentils
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • water
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp kelp granules optional
  • 1 tsp salt for rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt for peas/lentils
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro

  1. In separate saucepans, rinse split peas and brown rice well. Cover each with fresh water and allow to soak several hours. Drain well.
  2. Add 3 cups water and 1 tsp. salt to the rice, and 4 cups water to the split peas, bring each to a boil, and reduce heat for 45 mins.
  3. Add all seasonings except cilantro to peas/lentils, and mash with a spoon. Serve dahl over brown rice and sprinkle liberally with cilantro.