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                         MADHUR JAFFREY'S CHANA DAL
 
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 Serving Size  : 6     Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1 1/2           cups  chana dal or yellow split peas -- picked over, washed
                         -- and
                         drained
   5               cups  water
      1/2      teaspoon  ground turmeric
   2        thin slices  unpeeled ginger
      1/4      teaspoon  salt -- up to 1
      1/4      teaspoon  garam masala
   3        tablespoons  ghee or vegetable oil
      1/2      teaspoon  whole cumin seeds
   1              clove  garlic -- peeled and chopped,
                         -- up to 2
      1/4      teaspoon  red chili powder -- up to 1/2
 
 Put the dal in a heavy pot along with the water.  Bring to a boil and remove an
 y surface scum.  Add the turmeric and ginger.  Cover, leaving the lid just very
  slightly ajar, turn heat to low, and simmer gently for one and a half hours or
  until the dal is tender.  Stir every 5 minutes or so during the last half hour
  of cooking to prevent sticking.  Remove the ginger slices.  Add the salt and g
 aram masala to the dal.  Stir to mix.
 
 Heat the ghee in a small frying pan over medium heat.  When hot, put in the cum
 in seeds.  A couple of seconds later, put in the garlic.  Stir and fry until th
 e garlic pieces are lightly browned.  Put the chili powder into the pan.  Immed
 iately lift the pan off the heat and pour the mixture into the pot with the dal
 .  Stir to mix.
 
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 Per serving: 1 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (12% calories from fat); trace
  Protein; trace Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 95mg Sodium
 Food Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Ot
 her Carbohydrates
 
 
 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0