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Mahavira's Dal

Doug designed this recipe to make a large batch of dal. It is perfect for a pot luck dinner or large family gathering. The suggested veggies work really well, but by all means, use whatever is fresh from your garden and/or in season. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
 2 tsp vegetable oil
 2 onions, diced
 1 heaped tbsp Mahavira's Feast
 1 tbsp turmeric
 2 cups red lentils, washed
 1/2 cup Basmati rice, triple rinsed
 8 cups veggie stock
 1 cup cauliflower, cut in small pieces
 1 sweet red pepper, diced
 1 cup fresh or frozed green peas
 1/2 lb asparagus cut in 1 cm pieces
 1 can coconut milk
 Salt to taste

Method:
In a very large pot sauté onions in oil until translucent. Add spices and stir well. Add lentils and rice and stir to combine with onion and spice mixture.

Add 7 cups of the veggie stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low, cover and simmer. After 10 minutes add the cauliflower and stir in. Cover and simmer another 10 minutes. Stir in the rest of the vegetables and more stock as needed to keep the consistency of a thick soup. Once all the veggies are in, add salt to taste.

Cook 10 minutes until veggies are nearly done. Stir in the coconut milk, simmer for about 10 more minutes to combine the flavours.