How to Make Dal Tadka (Garam Masala Lentil Soup)


1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp RawSpiceBar's Garam Masala
4 c. vegetable broth
1 15 oz. can coconut milk
1 pound green lentils
3 c. vegetables of your choice
Salt & pepper, to taste
Fresh cilantro, avocado, Greek yogurt (optional, for toppings) 


1. In a stockpot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat and add the onion. Stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
2. Add tomato paste & Garam Masala and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
3. Add vegetable broth, coconut milk and lentils. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
4. Add chopped vegetables (if adding spinach or kale, add right before serving), then simmer on low heat for another 10-15 minutes, until the lentils and vegetables are both tender.
5. Serve with toppings of choice and season with salt & pepper. We love topping with fresh cilantro, a dollop of yogurt, and a few slices of avocado. Enjoy!

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