*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                LENTIL DAHL
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Green or brown lentils
    1       ea           Cinnamon stick, 3
    1       ea           Bay leaf
    3       md           Garlic cloves, peeled, whole
    2       sl           Ginger root, 1 thick
    1       t            Turmeric
      3/4   ea           Lemon
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/8   ts           Black pepper
      1/2   ts           Cayenne
    3       tb           Ghee
    1       pn           Asafetida
      1/2   ts           Whole cumin seeds
 
   Wash lentils & drain.  Combine with 6 cups water,
   cinnamon stick, bay leaf, garlic cloves, ginger slices
   & turmeric. Bring to a boil, lower heat & simmer for
   40 minutes, till lentils are tender & the water has
   been reduced significantly.
   
   Slice lemon thinly & add to the pot with salt, black
   pepper & cayenne. Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
   
   Just before serving, heat ghee till hot, add asafetida
   & cumin seeds & saute till the seeds begin to colour.
   Pour over top of dahl & serve over rice.
   
   Madhur Jaffrey, “An Invitation to Indian Cooking”
  
 
 
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