Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Dhal Recipe

(Lentil Puree)

Ingredients :

250 g

1 1/2 tablespoons

1

2 cloves

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

3 cups

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

Red lentils

Ghee or oil

Large onion, finely sliced

Garlic, finely chopped

Finely grated fresh ginger

Ground turmeric

Hot water

Salt or to taste

Garam masala

Method :
  • Wash lentils thoroughly, removing those that float on the surface.

  • Drain well.

  • Heat ghee and fry onion, garlic and ginger until onion is golden brown.

  • Add turmeric and stir well.

  • Add drained lentils and fry for a minute or two.

  • Then add hot water, bring to the boil.

  • Reduce heat to simmer.

  • Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are half cooked.

  • Add salt and garam masala, mix well and continue cooking until lentils are soft and the consistency is similar to porridge.

  • If there is too much liquid, leave the lid off the pan to speed evaporation.

  • Serve dhal plain or garnished with sliced onions, fried until deep golden brown.

  • Eat with boiled rice, Indian breads or as a light meal by itself.

 

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