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       Title: Saagwalla Dhal
  Categories: Indian, Vegetarian
       Yield: 1 serving
 
 
   6oz skinless split moong dhal or yellow split peas 2 heaped T ghee 1
   large onion fine sliced 1 fresh green chilli 2 cinnamon sticks,
   broken up. 1/2 t turmeric                1/2 t garam masala 1/4 t
   chilli powder 1 t salt to taste 1 t ground cumin 2 ripe tomatoes,
   skinned, chopped 20 oz warm water (Brit pint)  2 T cooking oil 1/2 t
   mustard seeds 2 or 3 cloves garlic, fine chopped 1 or 2 dried hot
   chillies coarsely chopped 4 oz frozen or 10oz fresh spinach, finely
   chopped.
  
   Method.
  
   1) Wash and soak the dhal for 2 hours and drain well.
  
   2) Melt ghee over medium heat in a non-stick pan and fry the onions,
   green chilli and cinnamon until onions are slightly browned, about 6
   to 8 minutes.
  
   3) Add the turmeric and garam masala, stir and mix well.
  
   4) Add the dhal, chilli powder and salt, stir and fry for 8 to 10
   minutes over a low heat.
  
   5) Add the cumin and tomato, stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  
   6) Add the water, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 to 35
   minutes, stirring occasionally.
  
   7) Meanwhile, heat the oil over a medium heat and fry the mustard
   seeds until they pop.
  
   8) Add the garlic and allow it to turn slightly brown.
  
   9) Add the dried red chillies, then the spinach, stir and mix
   thoroughly. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  
   10) Add the spinach to the dhal, cover and cook over a low heat for 10
   minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat.
  
   Serve with rice, parathas/rotis. Kebabs, tandoori chicken accompany
   well.
  
   Variation. Use chunky cauliflower florets instead of spinach - less
   preparation.
  
   From - Complete Indian Cookbook. Mridula Baljekar ISBN 0 86283 802 9.
   Msg#: 245                                          Date: 08-30-93
   22:15 From: Mark Herron
  
 
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