Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dhal (big batch!)

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Red lentil dhal

Big Batch in an understatement.

This is BIG, big batch cooking at it’s slow cooked, minimal-preparation-required best!

I like my dhal sweet and FULL of flavour, so I really go to town with the ginger and cinnamon.  Feel free to adapt the quantities of any of the flavourings to suit your taste.

I have a very large slow cooker, so you may need to halve the ingredients if your cooker is smallish.  Still, it will serve at least three families, even when halved!

Ingredients:

800g red lentils (rinsed and sorted)

2 onions, chopped

4 garlic cloves, grated

4 teaspoons ground tumeric

4 teaspoons fresh ginger,grated

4 fresh bay leaves

2 cinnamon sticks

4 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1.5 litres vegetable stock

2 x 400g tins tomatoes

To serve:  2 teaspoons garam marsala and 80g of Ghee or butter

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dhal (big batch!)Method:

  1. Put all ingredients into your slow cooker.  Turn it on to LOW and cook for around 4-6 hours.  Check at the 3 hour mark and add more stock if you think it’s needed.
  2. Before serving, stir through the garam marsala and the ghee/butter.

Easily feed 4 -6 families or more as a meal to serve with steamed vegetables and rice.

This meal is suitable to freeze.

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dhal (big batch!)

 

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