I make dahl a few times each week. It is very inexpensive, easy, and rich in iron and protein.
Split Red Lentils (Masoor Dahl)
Clarified Butter or Ghee
Put 1 cup red lentils into a Pan.
Put 1-3 cups of water into pan covering lentils and soak 10 minutes in water.
Use moderate heat and bring to boil while adding: turmeric ½ tsp, salt to taste, and tomatoes. You want to make the lentils mushy.
Cumin Seeds ½ tsp
Chili Powder ¼ tsp
Clarified Butter or Ghee 2 Tbsp or enough to give it taste
Cook until ingredients are dissolved
Add everything together
Recipe courtesy of Vik’s Chaat Corner Berkeley