Archives for holiday

Beet Dahl with Halloumi

1 small onion, finely diced

1 garlic, finely chopped

1 tsp cumin, ground

1 tsp coriander, ground

1 tsp turmeric, ground

2/3 cup red lentils

1 small beet, peeled and grated

1 1/2 cup water and more

squeeze of lemon juice

halloumi (or manouri) cheese

1/2 tsp sea salt

Cover bottom of deep saucepan with olive oil and sauté onions and garlic on medium flame until onions are translucent. Add spices and stir for about a minute. Add lentils and beets, stirring for another minute or so. Add water and simmer for about 10 minutes or until lentils are cooked through, making sure to add additional water as necessary. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and set aside.

In the meantime, slice as many pieces of cheese as necessary and grill on both sides, just until golden brown. Serve over dahl. Alternatively, serve with a poached egg instead. Enjoy!