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Chana Dhal (or Dal)

Cuisine: Indian
Courses: Dressings, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

8 oz 227gChana dhal
1 teaspoon 5mlTurmeric
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt - (optional)
2   Green chilies - split
1 tablespoon 15mlCorn oil
1 teaspoon 5mlMustard seed
1 teaspoon 5mlOnion - finely sliced (medium)
1   Garlic - finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCayenne pepper

Recipe Instructions

Wash peas in cold running water. When water runs clear set aside to soak for 4 hours.

Drain peas and put in sauce pan wit turmeric, salt, and green chilies. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch, and bring to a boil.

Partly cover pan, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until water has been absorbed and peas are tender but not mushy. Add more water if necessary

Meanwhile, heat corn oil in a skillet. Add mustard seeds and cover pan. Saute for 2 minutes.

Uncover pan, add onion and garlic, fry until golden. Stir in cayenne pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Add cooked spices to the peas. Stir cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Source:
Hawkins Futura Cookbook - 1987 Supplement

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