Matar dal (yellow split pea dal)
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Matar dal (yellow split pea dal)
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:02:53 AM. Recipe ID 26542. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Matar dal (yellow split pea dal)
 Categories: Main dish, Indian, Vegetarian
      Yield: 4 Servings
 
      1 c  Yellow split peas
  2 1/2 c  Water
      1 ts Salt
      1 pn Turmeric
  1 1/4 ts Cumin, ground
  2 1/2 tb Lemon juice
  1 1/4 ts Coriander, ground
    1/4 ts Cayenne
      1 pn Garlic powder
      1 pn Sugar
    1/4 c  Ghee
      1 pn Cumin seeds
      2 ea Red chiles
      2 md Yellow onions, chopped
    3/4 ts Ginger, grated
      1 ea Bay leaf
  2 1/2 tb Tomato paste
      1 pn Paprika
 
  Wash peas & soak in water for 20 minutes.  Drain, rinse & cover with
  fresh water & bring to a boil.  Add salt & turmeric & boil hard for 2
  minutes removing any scum that forms in that time.  Reduce heat,
  cover & simmer until soft, about 30 minutes.  Remove from heat & stir
  in the cumin, lemon juice, coriander, cayeene, garlic & sugar.
  
  Heat ghee in a large pot & fry the cumin seeds, chiles, ginger & bay
  leaf for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add tomato paste.  Add the
  dal, stirring all the time.  Sprinkle with the paprika & mix well.
  Cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes & serve.
  
  Pranati Sen Gupta, "The Art of Indian Cuisine"
 




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Recipe ID 26542 (Apr 03, 2005)

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