Saagwalla dhal
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Saagwalla dhal
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:21:04 AM. Recipe ID 53108. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Saagwalla dhal
 Categories: Indian, Vegetarian
      Yield: 6 Servings
 
      6 oz Skinless split moong dhal or
           -yellow split peas
      2 tb Heaped ghee
      1 lg Onion fine sliced
      1    Fresh green chili
      2    Cinnamon sticks, broken up.
    1/2 ts Turmeric
    1/2 ts Garam masala
    1/4 ts Chilli powder
      1 ts Salt to taste
      1 ts Ground cumin
      2    Ripe tomatoes, skinned,
           -chopped
     20 oz Warm water (Brit pint)
      2 tb Cooking oil
    1/2 ts Mustard seeds
      2    Or 3 cloves garlic, fine
           -chopped
      1    Or 2 dried hot chillies
           -coarsely chopped
      4 oz Frozen or 10 oz fresh
           -spinach, finely chopped.
 
  1) Wash and soak the dhal for 2 hours and drain well.
  
  2) Melt ghee over medium heat in a non-stick pan and fry the onions,
  green chilli and cinnamon until onions are slightly browned, about 6
  to 8 minutes.
  
  3) Add the turmeric and garam masala, stir and mix well.
  
  4) Add the dhal, chilli powder and salt, stir and fry for 8 to 10
  minutes over a low heat.
  
  5) Add the cumin and tomato, stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  
  6) Add the water, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 to 35
  minutes, stirring occasionally.
  
  7) Meanwhile, heat the oil over a medium heat and fry the mustard
  seeds until they pop.
  
  8) Add the garlic and allow it to turn slightly brown.
  
  9) Add the dried red chillies, then the spinach, stir and mix
  thoroughly. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  
  10) Add the spinach to the dhal, cover and cook over a low heat for 10
  minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat.
  
  Serve with rice, parathas/rotis. Kebabs, tandoori chicken accompany
  well.
  
  Variation. Use chunky cauliflower florets instead of spinach - less
  preparation.
  
  From - Complete Indian Cookbook. Mridula Baljekar ISBN 0 86283 802 9.
 




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Recipe ID 53108 (Apr 03, 2005)

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