Recipe

Vegan Split Green Pea Dal Recipe
Ingredients
1 Cup organic green split peas
4 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp. oil (I used olive, but grapeseed,canola, mustard, or coconut would work too)
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tomato, finely chopped
1 tsp. salt
Directions
Rinse and drain split peas, and put in a soup pot with the water, bay leaf and 1/2 cup onion. Bring to a boil, and then simmer on medium-low for an hour or until tender. Add water as needed if split pea mixture gets too dry or starts to brown on the bottom and stick to the pan. Stir occasionally as needed. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet on medium and add your cumin seeds. When they turn brown, add your onion and saute for a few minutes. Add the ground spices and mix together. Turn heat to medium low and let onion turn translucent and start to caramelize. Add your tomato and saute until tomato softens, 4 or 5 minutes. Ladle spice and onion mixture on top of your softened split peas and gently fold together. If desired, you can add some water to your skillet, swirl it around the pan to collect all the yummy spices that are left on the bottom of the pan, and pour that into the split pea mixture as well. Turn heat to low and let flavors mingle for 5 minutes or so. Turn off heat and serve!