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Balti Dal

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Ingredients
  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
Directions

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

Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegan, Vegetarian

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