Radix Eats 03 - Decentralized Dahl
Between getting Behodler.io off the ground, node-running, and planning some viral potential marketing posts for Radix, Radix Eats has taken a bit of a backseat! A fortnightly episode seems to be the correct path going forward, which will allow me to focus on quality. Such as this top-secret decentralized dahl built on the revolutionary PoC consensus mechanism (Proof of Consumption). Ingredients: 500g red lentils
2 large white onions
1½ tbsp garlic puree
¾ tsp cayenne pepper
1½ tsp cumin
⅓ tsp ground cardamon
1 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 bay leaves
1 400ml tin of chopped tomatoes
1 400ml tin of coconut milk
Salt + pepper
Tamari White basmati rice Garnish: Yogurt Fresh coriander
I like to cook lentils alone in a separate pot when I use them as they have a tendency to stick otherwise, you can do this in 1 large pot, just be aware that you will need to stir very frequently so it will be a lot more hands-on.
Dice onions and add to a pot with a little cooking oil.
As onions are frying, wash lentils and add to a separate large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, adding water as needed, you should aim for a porridge-like consistency.
After about 20 minutes, once onions are golden, soft, and translucent add in garlic puree and fry for a further 3-5 minutes.
Once the garlic has cooked a little, add in all spices and cook for a further 2 minutes, releasing their flavors.
Once spices are cooked, add the chopped tomatoes & coconut milk. Leave on simmer.
Combine the cooked lentils and the onion/coconut milk/tomato/spice mix and season!
Season with 2 tbsp tamari, 2 tbsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, 1 tbsp brown sugar, and lemon juice to taste. Adjust seasoning until satisfied with the flavour.
Voila. Decentralized dahl accomplished! Serve with white basmati rice, yogurt & fresh coriander.
If you want to make this into a wonderful soup, just add water until you hit soup-like consistency and adjust the seasoning. It freezes extremely well, I make 5x this batch and it lasts me most of the winter, it's the ultimate comfort food and as always, super healthy! To your health! JoshC