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biliy



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PostPosted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 1:24 am    Post subject: Tarka Dal Reply with quote

Recipe from BBC website with mod's. Seriously Easy for even begginers.

Ingredients
250g/9oz chana dal (yellow dried split peas), rinsed until the water runs clear

1 litre/1¾ pints water

3 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1 small onion, chopped

3-4 whole green chillies, pricked with a knife

2cm/¾in piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips

3 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole

3 tomatoes

¾ tsp ground turmeric

¾ tsp garam masala

1½ tsp ground coriander

salt and freshly ground black pepper

handful chopped fresh coriander leaves

Method:

Treat as two dishes,

A) The Dal.
Soak Dal in fresh water for 2 hours or so then rinse in a sieve till the water runs CLEAR.

Chuck the lentils in exact quantity of water in recipe as above and bring to boil. Cook til done. As the lentils cook, they we produce a froth, skin this off, not needed.

Once cooked, take a hand whisk and give it a whisk for a few mins, low stress, you are just trying to break it up a little.

Put aside and to cool somewhat, it will thicken all on its own.

B) the Tarka (not really but just the way I think of this as 2 seperate things that easily come together at the end)

1.Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and fry for 20-30 seconds, or until fragrant.

2.Add the onion, chillies and ginger and fry for 4-5 minutes, or until golden-brown.

3.Blend the garlic and tomatoes to a purée in a food processor. Add the purée to the pan and stir well to combine.

4.Add the ground spices and 100ml/3½fl oz of water to the pan and stir well to combine. Season, to taste, with salt and simmer over a medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the oil from the sauce has risen to the surface of the sauce.

5.Add the cooked lentils to the sauce and stir well, adding more water as necessary to loosen the mixture. Bring the mixture to the boil and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in the chopped coriander just before serving

I basically cut and pasted the points above because there really isn't any trick, just a delicious Dal.

The thing I have recently been doing is to Roast ANY veggies I like. Little bit of oil, a sprinkle of Garam Masala, salt/pepper. Put these awesome roasties in a Tupperware dish in fridge and basically add them to my Tarka Dal with some cooked chicken.

Simple easy and relatively healthy. Low GI an all that jazz too.

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Koutarou



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PostPosted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: Tarka Dal Reply with quote

For the last couple years I've pretty much replaced rice with chana dal in my diet.
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biliy



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PostPosted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Tarka Dal Reply with quote

I also find IF you get windy add in a good amount of Asafoetida powder when you are adding the powders stage.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Tarka Dal Reply with quote

Hing (asafetida) is very touchy to work with though. I have it in my spice arsenal, but use it very sparingly.
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