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Balti Dal

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  Split yellow peas 8 Ounce, washed (250 Gram, 1 Cup Chana Dal)
  Turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 4
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ground asafoetida 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Onions 2 , chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Ginger root piece 1⁄2 Inch, grated
  Garam masala 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1. Put the chang dal in a saucepan and pour in enough water to cover by 2.5 cm/1 inch. Bring to the boil and spoon off the scum that has formed.
2. Add the turmeric, ground coriander, salt and curry leaves and simmer for 1 hour. The chang dal should be tender but not mushy.
3. Heat the oil in a Balti pan or wok, add the asafoetida, if using, and fry for 30 seconds. Add the cumin seeds and fry until they start popping. Add the onions and stir-fry until golden brown.
4. Add the garlic, ginger, garam masala and chang dal and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Serve hot with a Balti curry.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish
Vegan, Vegetarian

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1212 Calories from Fat 310

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g54.4%

Saturated Fat 4.6 g22.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2039.1 mg85%

Total Carbohydrates 174 g57.9%

Dietary Fiber 65.7 g262.9%

Sugars 30.1 g

Protein 61 g122.6%

Vitamin A 8.7% Vitamin C 48.9%

Calcium 30.7% Iron 85.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Balti Dal Recipe