Reprinted with permission from the author, Robin Robertson.
Lentils in Onion Gravy
In this dal,
hearty lentils are cooked in a gravy made rich and flavorful with onions,
spices, and vegan yogurt.
yellow onion, minced
2 1/2 cups
Heat the oil in
a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cover, and cook
until softened, 5 minutes. Uncover, stir in the cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, and
cayenne, and cook 5 minutes longer, stirring to coat the onion and garlic with
the spices. Stir in the water, lentils, and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce
the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the lentils are tender and almost all
liquid has evaporated, 40 to 45 minutes. Gradually stir in the vegan yogurt.
Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the