Thursday, April 07, 2005

Daal (Indian Lentils)

Courtesy of Vavoom. This looks wonderful. Now I just have to run out and pick up some Daal. Thank heavens for the Central Market!

For 2 people:
Chop 1 small onion
Fry onion in oil (vegetable oil will do)

Brown the onions and add a mixture of garlic and ginger. 30% ginger and 70% garlic, chopped in a blender.

Add 1 spoonful of mixture to onions then add:
Guram Masala 1/2 tsp.
Ground Cumin 1/2 tsp.
Tumeric powder 1/2 tsp.
3-4 small chopped tomatoes
Cook this mixture for 5 minutes.

Add 1 cup of Daal. (get these at an indian food store)
Add equal volume of water to daal (adjust if too thin or thick)
Add salt to taste
Then cook till soft (5-7 minutes)

Add 1/2 tsp of lime juice.

Once cooked, heat some oil in a separate stainless steel pan (2-3 tsp.) add butter to the oil (2 cm x1 cm cube). Add 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds to this slurry. Using low heat, heat until cumin color changes slightly. Add this mixture to the daal and cover after adding.

Voila, Indian lentils!

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