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Masala Dal

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Category: Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Yellow split peas
  • 1/3 ts Turmeric
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Ghee
  • 1 ts Cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 c Finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 ts Red pepper
  • 2 tb Chopped coriander leaves


Wash peas well. Place in a bowl, cover with hot water & let sit for an
hour. Drain. Place in a large pot, add 4 1/2 cups water & throw in the
turmeric. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium
low, partially cover & simmer for 45 minutes. Remove from heat, beat with a
wire whisk till the mixture is finely pureed. Stir in salt & set aside.

When ready to serve, simmer puree over low heat till piping hot. Heat ghee
in a skillet over medium high heat. When very hot, add cumin seeds & fry
for 10 seconds. Lower heat, add onions & fry for 20 minutes, stirring
constantly to prevent burning. Stir in red pepper & immediately pour in to
the puree. Garnish with coriander.

Serve with a potato dish, rice & bread.

Julie Sahni, "Classic Indian Cooking"

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