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Daal - Lentil Curry

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A South Asian Pot O Gold. Try this amazing Daal recipe today!
Ingredients
  Masoor dal 1 Cup (16 tbs) (split orange lentils)
  Turmeric 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chili flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic onion ginger paste 1 Tablespoon
  Chilies 1 Small
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Small
  Tamarind paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
For the tarka
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1⁄2 Small, finely chopped
  Curry leaves 20 Small
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 3⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Chop the onions, set aside.
2. Clean and pick any unwanted pebbles from the lentils.
3. Wash the lentils under running water until the water runs off clean.
4. Add the lentils to a large pot and over medium high heat pour the water.
5. Add the turmeric, chilli flakes, salt, garlic and ginger paste, fresh chillies or chili chutney.
6. Once the mixture comes to a boil add the lemon juice and tamarind pulp.
7. On low heat simmer the lentils for 25-30 minutes.
8. When it’s close to the cooking time start with the tarka.
9. In a frying pan pour oil over medium high heat and fry the onions until brown, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
10. Fry for 1 minute and then add the lentils, let it sit for 5 minutes covered.

SERVING
11. Serve the hot daal with basmati steamed rice.

NOTE
If you want to make a daal soup instead of a stew add 5 1/2 cups of water at this stage and then follow the recipe identically.

Things You Will Need
Large pot
Large frying pan

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
VeganLife
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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