Spicy Yellow Lentil Daal



1 1/2 tablespoon of avocado oil

1 large onions

6 garlic cloves (or less, I just really love garlic)

2 cups of yellow lentils (rinse them first)

Approximately 5.5 cups of boiling water

2.25 tsp of ground cumin

2 tsp of coriander

1 tsp of turmeric

1/4 to 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper (depends on how spicy you like it)

1.5 tsp of salt


Bring the water to a boil. While the water is heating  in good size medium pot, saute the onions and garlic in the avocado oil until onions run clear.  Add your spices and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.  Next add lentils and boiling water.  Cover and simmer for about 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add more water as needed as the mixture thickens.

Serve over basmati rice or with naan. I like to throw in a little spinach or kale at the end and top with some sriracha sauce for added spice.


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