*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                GUJRATI DAL
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Mixed dal*
    3       md           Tomatoes, cut into wedges
    1       sm           Eggplant, sliced into sticks
                         -- like french fries
    1       md           Zucchini, same as above
      1/2   ts           Turmeric
    1       tb           Chopped ginger
    1       t            Chopped garlic
    2       ea           Green chilies, minced
    4       tb           Ghee
      3/4   ts           Black mustard seeds
      3/4   ts           Cumin seeds
      1/3   ts           Asafetida
    1       t            Salt
    2       tb           Chopped coriander leaves
 
   Wash dal.  Place legumes in a bowl & cover with hot
   water.  Soak for 2 hours, drain & rinse.  Put in a
   large pot with the turmeric, ginger, garlic, chilies &
   3 cups water.  Boil & simmer for 45 minutes.  Turn off
   heat & let cool slightly.  Puree with a wire whisk.
   
   Heat ghee in a deep pot & add mustard seeds.  Fry for
   15 seconds.  Add cumin seeds & cook for 10 seconds.
   Add asafetida & cook for a second or two, then add the
   tomatoes.  Cook, stirring rapidly, for 3 to 4 minutes.
   Add eggplant & zucchini & cook for an additional 3
   minutes.
   
   Add lentil puree & salt & bring to a boil.  Reduce
   heat & cook covered for 20 minutes.  Serve over plain
   rice.
   
   *Use a mixture of dals, yellow lentils, pink lentils,
   yellow split peas & yellow split mung beans.
   
   Julie Sahni, “Classic Indian Cooking”
  
 
 
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