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                                 MASALA DAL
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   c            Yellow split peas
      1/3   ts           Turmeric
    2       ts           Salt
      1/2   c            Ghee
    1       t            Cumin seeds
    1 1/2   c            Finely chopped onions
      1/4   ts           Red pepper
    2       tb           Chopped coriander leaves
 
   Wash peas well.  Place in a bowl, cover with hot water
   & let sit for an hour.  Drain.  Place in a large pot,
   add 4 1/2 cups water & throw in the turmeric.  Bring
   to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to
   medium low, partially cover & simmer for 45 minutes.
   Remove from heat, beat with a wire whisk till the
   mixture is finely pureed.  Stir in salt & set aside.
   
   When ready to serve, simmer puree over low heat till
   piping hot.  Heat ghee in a skillet over medium high
   heat.  When very hot, add cumin seeds & fry for 10
   seconds.  Lower heat, add onions & fry for 20 minutes,
   stirring constantly to prevent burning.  Stir in red
   pepper & immediately pour in to the puree.  Garnish
   with coriander.
   
   Serve with a potato dish, rice & bread.
   
   Julie Sahni, “Classic Indian Cooking”
  
 
 
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