Indian Vegetarian Dals
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:02:23 AM. Recipe ID 25938. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Masala dal
Categories: Main dish, Indian, Vegetarian
Yield: 4 servings
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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