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Amiri Khaman (imperial Lentils)

Cuisine: Indian
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 474mlChana dal
1 cup 237mlVegetale oil
1 teaspoon 5mlMustard seeds
  A pinch of asafetida
10   Fresh hot green chilies - ground in a blender
  A small piece of gingerroot - peeled and chopped
15   Garlic cloves - peeled and chopped
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlTurmeric
  Salt to taste
1/4   Lemon - juice of
1 cup 237mlMilk
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped cilantro
1/4   Fresh coconut - meat removed and grated
  Store-bought sev - (chick-pea-flour noodles)

Recipe Instructions

Soak the chana dal in water for 6 to 8 hours. Drain and grind coarsely in a food processor, forming a thick paste.  If necessary, add a little water, but use as little as possible.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the mustard seeds.  When they begin to crackle, add the asafetida and the dal paste, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.  When the mixture is dry, add the green chilies, ginger, garlic, turmeric, salt, sugar, and lemon juice; stir well.  Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of milk every 5 minutes, and keep stirring over medium-low heat.

Repeat until all the milk has been added and is absorbed.  When the dal separates from the pan, the khaman is ready.  Spread it on a large flat plate, and garnish with the cilantro and coconut.  Top with fine ready-made salted sev.


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