Sorry I fell off the face of the earth on Friday. Vacation was calling. I’m sure you all can understand. I wanted to enjoy my last day there!
Now that we are back, I’m still trying to get into the swing of things. I’m having a hard time waking up in the mornings because my body is still on California time. I have a feeling it is going to take a few days to get back to normal.
We got in after midnight on Saturday night/ Sunday morning, but per usual our bags didn’t.
Luvy says I am cursed when it comes to me not getting my bags. I think he might be right. They never make it with me.
Luckily they came in Sunday afternoon, so all is well for me to go back to work. Otherwise, I might have looked a wee bit scary! 😉
Eggplant and Mushroom Dal
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seed
- 2 Tbsp ginger, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 eggplant, chopped
- 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
- 2 tsp coriander
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 to 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 Tbsp turmeric
- 2 cups brown lentils
- 7-8 cups vegetable broth
- 2 can of tomatoes
- couple handfuls of spinach
- 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large stockpot or dutch oven, sauté your onion and cumin seeds in cooking spray or olive oil over medium heat.
After the seeds start to pop or onion starts to brown, add in ginger, garlic, eggplant, and mushrooms. Allow these to sweat down for a few minutes.
As they start to soften, stir in seasoning and coat well. Then add in the lentils, tomatoes, and broth. You may need to adjust the broth according to how large your eggplant is. Mine was huge.
Bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer, cover, and allow to cook for 35-40 minutes. The longer you let it stew, the better!
Once it is cooked to your desire, add in a couple large handfuls of spinach and the chopped cilantro. Don’t worry, it will wilt down fast.
Stir well and serve over brown rice.
I also top mine with chopped cilantro and avocado.
That’s the California way after all… avocado on everything! 🙂
Hope you all have a Marvelous Mondayfriends!
What is Marvelous in your Monday?
What helps you to get over jet lag?
Favorite way to eat eggplant?