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       Title: MONIKA'S DAL
  Categories: Indian, Side dish
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       8 oz Red lentils:* can use others
            -these cook the quicker
   1 1/2 tb Ghee
       1 lg Onion; finely chopped
       2 ea Garlic cloves; finely
            -chopped
       1 ts Ginger root;finely grated or
            -chopped
     1/2 ts Tumeric
       3 c  -Hot water
       1 ts -Salt
     1/2 ts Garam masala
            Coriander, fresh; chopped
            -also called Cilantro
  
   Wash lentils thoroughly by placing in bowl and
   covering with water. Remove any that float, drain well.
   In heavy based skillet, heat ghee (or butter) and fry
   onion, garlic and ginger a few minutes over medium
   heat until onion is golden brown. Add tumeric and mix
   to combine well. Add lentils. Fry mixture about 2
   minutes. Add hot water and bring mixture to boil, then
   reduce heat so mixture is just
   simmering. Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes. Add salt
   and garam masala. Stir well and finish cooking lentils
   until they are soft and consistency of mixture is
   quite thick. If there’s too much liquid, remove cover
   so liquid will evaporate. Spoon into serving dish.
   Sprinkle with coriander.
  
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