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Mung Dahl

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Category: Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Mung dahl, split
  • 2 Garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 sl Fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 tb Cilantro
  • 1 tb Tumeric
  • 1/2 ts Cayenne, optional
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 tb Lemon juice
  • 3 tb Ghee
  • 1 pn Asafetida
  • 1 ts Whole cumin seeds
  • Lemon wedges


Clean & wash dahl. Place in a heavy pot. Add 5 c water & bring to a boil.
Reduce heat & remove froth. Add garlic, ginger, cilantro, turmeric &
cayenne. Cover, leaving lid slightly ajar & cook for 1 1/2 hours. Stir
occasionally. When cooked, add salt & lemon juice.

In a skillet, heat ghee til lhot. Add asafetida & a few seconds later, add
the cumin. When the cumin seeds darken, remove from heat & add to the
cooked dahl & serve.

Madhur Jaffrey, "An Invitation to Indian Cooking"

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