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Lovely Lentil Dahl

What you need: 

200 mg lentils (yellow split peas)
2 slides raw ginger unpeeled
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 pints water
oil, margarine or soy butter for frying
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon hot chili powder
1/2 teaspoon asafetida

What you do: 

Add lentils, ginger, turmeric to 2 pints water and bring to boil. Skim foam, reduce heat and leave for 1 hour adding water if you think its too thick.
Remove ginger.
Fry with spices, cook for 1/2 minute and add to lentils.

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This was "lovely".  I used half cup dried yellow split peas and got a good dollop of dahl.  Ate half for dinner last night with some moong (mung) bean dahl and store bought dahl mukhani (anyone got a good recipe for this, its gorgeous stuff).  Had the other half with leftover moong (mung) bean dahl and rice.  The contrast was good between the three.

I give it 4* - needed a little extra spice but that's just my taste.


I am assuming the quantity of lentils is a typo  200mg would be about 1 lentil.  How many did you really mean?

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