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Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal + Rice

The recipe and photography for this post was provided by Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.


Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal + Rice
Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal + Rice
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  • 1 cup Brown Lentils, dried
  • 1 14.5 oz can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 13.5 oz can Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 heaping tbsp Garam Massala
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Naan or Rice


  1. Combine all ingredients except cilantro (lentils through vegetable stock) in a 3 to 4 quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Remove lid and stir well.
  3. Season to taste, then stir in chopped cilantro.
  4. Serve atop cooked rice or alongside toasted naan.
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By Carolyn Hodges
Carolyn is a mom of boys and culinary dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio. The Dinner Shift is dedicated to helping busy moms get dinner on the table after the weekday grind, however that is defined for you and yours.

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