Cheap Healthy Tomato Lentil Dal Recipe $0.22 per serving
Lentils are a food that has been around for a very long time but here in the western world it has just started to become popular. It is in the legume family, packed with protein and it very low in price! It cooks much in the same way as rice(1cup rice:2 cups water). I have been consuming lentils for the last few years after reading the book “The 4 Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss; where he suggests eating only black beans or lentils as a carbohydrate on the “Slow Carb Diet” plan. In the past I always liked trying out different ways of consuming my food…slow carb, high fat, vegetarian, low fat, high carb, vegan, high protein,low carb etc..I never claim I am really this or that as I like to practice these different ways of eating for a few weeks, months or just days to get a perspective on why some people do this and how it makes my body feel for better or worse. After all of the experiments I can say that lentils is now a staple in my cupboard as I think it should be for everyone.
So, without any further ado, I show you a really simple way to create a very addictive tomato lentil recipe that could be called a dal(usually uses red lentils instead of brown) or not but hey,
I make what I make and I know what my taste buds enjoy so slapping a name on it is frankly just silly.
Tomato Lentil Dal Recipe
Dead simple healthfully cheap with a mouthful side of tasty...Tomato Lentil Dal Recipe!
Place one cup of dried lentils onto a large baking sheet and go through them looking for any misshapen or tiny rocks that may have made it into the bunch. This is the hardest step in my recipe lol. Then go ahead and place the lentils into a strainer and give them a wash over the sink for about 15 seconds.
Fill up a pot with two cups of water then add whatever bouillion you'd like and your dried cleaned lentils into the pot.
Heat the pot until it boils it should only take a couple of minutes on medium high.
Then reduce to a simmer then cover...not with a towel but a proper lid guys come on I know your smarter than that lol.
After about 15 minutes of simmering and 2 minutes of forgetting about the pot of lentils I had cooking on the stove while doing some much needed laundry; add in your paste of the tomato inside that metal beast cylinder and mix it up a bit like a contracted painter at a haunted house splattering fake blood everywhere!
Take the pot off the heat while letting it sit for a couple of minutes covered before it's ready to eat...or whatever else you do with lentils?...feed a bird, create a painting, a sculpture, take photographs(lol).
Here it is all done and hard as concrete! Nah just joking, but it WILL thicken up after it cools a bit but it makes the consistency so very very good I promise!
*I topped it off with a couple good looking bay leaves from my garden, this is totally unnecessary unless your a show off like myself.