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Lentil Dahl

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Category: Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Green or brown lentils
  • 1 Cinnamon stick, 3"
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 md Garlic cloves, peeled, whole
  • 2 sl Ginger root, 1" thick
  • 1 ts Turmeric
  • 3/4 Lemon
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/8 ts Black pepper
  • 1/2 ts Cayenne
  • 3 tb Ghee
  • 1 pn Asafetida
  • 1/2 ts Whole cumin seeds


Wash lentils & drain. Combine with 6 cups water, cinnamon stick, bay leaf,
garlic cloves, ginger slices & turmeric. Bring to a boil, lower heat &
simmer for 40 minutes, till lentils are tender & the water has been reduced

Slice lemon thinly & add to the pot with salt, black pepper & cayenne.
Simmer for a further 5 minutes.

Just before serving, heat ghee till hot, add asafetida & cumin seeds &
saute till the seeds begin to colour. Pour over top of dahl & serve over

Madhur Jaffrey, "An Invitation to Indian Cooking"

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