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Tarka Dal

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Ingredients
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs) (More If Required)
  Salt To Taste
  Red lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs), picked over and rinsed
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped and crushed
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Seasoning To Taste
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, minced
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Green chili pepper 1 Small, seeded and chopped
  Minced cilantro 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, minced
Directions

In a pan, bring the water to a boil over medium heat.
Add the salt, lentils, garlic, and turmeric, stir, and bring to a boil again.
Reduce the heat, cover partially, and cook for 25-30 minutes, until the lentils are soft and mushy, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and prepare the seasoning.
Heat the oil and butter in a small frying pan over medium heat.
Add the onion, cumin seeds, and chili pepper (if using), and saute for 5 minutes or until the onion turns golden brown.
Stir in all the remaining ingredients and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes longer or until the tomatoes are soft.
Remove from the heat and add to the cooked lentils.
Stir and cover tightly.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to merge.
Serve with plain rice or biryani, vegetable pulao or roti, and any vegetable or meat dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Garlic
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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