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                        MASOOR DAL - INDIAN LENTILS
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian                           Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   lb           Masoor Dal (Pink Lentils)
    1       md           Onion,thinly sliced
    2                    Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
      1/4   c            Ghee or Oil
    2       ts           Ground Coriander
    2       ts           Ground Cumin
    2       ts           Ground Turmeric
    1       t            Ground Chili
    4                    Cardamom Pods
    4                    Cloves
    1                    2-inch Stick of Cinnamon
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
    4       oz           Desiccated Coconut
    2                    Tomatoes
   Wash the Lentils well with plenty of water, put into a
   saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to the boil
   and boil gently until the Lentils are soft. Meanwhile,
   heat the Ghee or Oil in a frying pan and fry the Onion
   and Garlic. When the Onion softens add the Coriander,
   Cumin, Turmeric, and Chili, mixing well. Cook for two
   minutes, then add the Cardamoms, Cloves, and Cinammon.
   Now add the Lentils together with any liquid they have
   been cooking in and stir rapidly to ensure the spices
   mix in well. Add a little more water if necessary.
   (This dish should be fairly liquid.) Add the Salt and
   continue to cook for a further 5 minutes. Blend the
   Coconut with 2/3 Cup Water in a liquidiser and add to
   the pan. Chop the Tomatoes into quarters and add to
   the Dal just before serving.
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