Food

Vegan Three Bean Dal

This bean medley mixed with all the classic Indian spices makes for a fragrant, savory dish.

Serves 6

What You Need:

1/2 cup dried yellow split peas
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Salt
2 tablespoons corn oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves

What You Do:

1. Rinse split peas and in a large saucepan, place with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, add turmeric and simmer partially covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add black and kidney beans, season to taste with salt and simmer uncovered until sauce thickens and beans are very soft, about 20 minutes.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, cover, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cumin, coriander, cayenne, cardamom, and tomatoes, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds longer. Pour contents of skillet over simmering bean mixture and stir well to combine. Taste to adjust seasonings. Serve hot sprinkled with cilantro.
 
Click here for more delicious recipes:
Masala Magic
Coconut Chutney
Indian-Spiced Cauliflower

Photo by Hannah Kaminsky

More Food

Vegan Chimichurri Sweet Potato Bowl {Recipe}

Roasted, cumin-seasoned sweet potatoes and a homemade hemp chimichurri sauce star in this flavorful remix on an everyday power bowl.
Read More »

40 Things I Desperately Want to Eat at Los Angeles' Hottest Vegan Festival

My tupperware's set, I've only eaten kale the past four days, and I'm ready for Eat Drink Vegan.
Read More »

The 8 Best Vegan Things I Ate During My First Month in LA

From sugar-dusted croissants to fully loaded baked potato pizzas … Los Angeles is a vegan foodie's dream.
Read More »

These 7 Vegan Pizzas Will Steal a Pizza Your Heart

Not sure where to get your plant-based pizza fix? We can help.
Read More »

The Best Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake {Recipe}

Luscious, dense, thick, and tangy, with a classic blueberry compote. What more could you want from a cheesecake?
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »