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This traditional Indian dish is a great way of cooking lentils. They are seasoned with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, ginger and fresh coriander. Enjoy with rice or naan bread.
185g red lentils, soaked overnight
3-4 shallots, chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3-4 fresh green chillies, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
3-4 tablespoons oil or ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 dried red chillies
25g chopped fresh coriander
Extra time:8hr soaking ›
- Place lentils and water in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat and skim off any scum that appears.
- Add shallots, ginger, garlic, turmeric, salt and fresh chillies. Cook partially covered on medium-low heat for about 45 minutes or until dal reaches the desired consistency.
- When dal is ready, heat the oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add dried chillies and fry until brown. Add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Heat until the seeds begin to pop.
- Pour oil/seed mixture and coriander into the dal and cover immediately. Serve.
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