Nicolas Bouliane

Masoor dal Updated in



  1. Sauté the onion in vegetable oil in a pan on medium-low heat.
  2. Add sweet potato, sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add ginger and garlic. Stir and reduce heat.
  4. Add cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, turmeric, ground ginger, lentils. Stir until lentils are well-coated.
  5. Add tomatoes, and water. Cook uncovered for around 25 minutes.
  6. Add coconut milk, then season to taste with salt and lemon juice.
  7. Top with cilantro, serve with basmati rice.

This is based on the New York Times recipe, with some adjustments from the commenters and myself.