Red Lentil Dal

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Ingredients for 4 servings

1 cup red lentils (orange lentils will work as well)

3 cups water

3 plum tomatoes

2 teaspoons grapeseed, vegetable, canola or other high-heat oil

1/2 cup white or yellow onion, finely chopped

2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped and made into a paste

2 teaspoons of Bengali five spice mix (panch phoron) or 1/2 tsp black (or white) sesame seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, and (if available) 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste

1 lime, juiced (equal to about 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice)

8 sprigs cilantro, de-stemmed and chopped

Cooked basmati rice, optional

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