Easy Slow Cooker Dal
This cold weather makes me want to eat food that will warm me, both with the flavour of spices and with the heat from a long slow cook. This split pea dal is so easy to throw in the pot in the morning and then it is ready for your lunch or dinner later in the day. My easy slow cooker dal is perfect for a busy lifestyle.
I served my dal with homemade naan, using this simple recipe from BBC Food by Anjum Anand. It requires no yeast or proving time and was so easy to do.
- 250 g yellow split peas (chana dal)
- 1 onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 tsp lazy ginger
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp lazy red chilli
- 800 ml boiling water
- Salt and pepper
Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker.
Cook on high for four hours (or on low for eight hours).
Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve with naan bread or rice. Can also be served as a side dish to other curries.
Linking up with March’s Slow Cooked Challenge with Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen, where the theme this month is Spicy.
Linking up with Credit Crunch Munch, which is hosted this month by Jo from Jo’s Kitchen, and organised by Helen from Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla from Fab Food 4 All. I think this is a great Credit Crunch dish, since slow cookers are so cheap to run. I also used up a bag of split peas for this recipe.