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Author Topic: Maa Ki Dal from Rice, Spice And All Things Nice by Reza Mahammad  (Read 379 times)

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Maa Ki Dal from Rice, Spice And All Things Nice by Reza Mahammad

Ingredients
200g urad dal
670ml water
1 tsp turmeric, added to the water
1 tsp chilli powder, added to the water.
4 green chillies, finely chopped.
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 tbsp cumin
2cm ginger, peeled and grated
1 tsp garam masala
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 onion, finely sliced
2 tbsp tomato purée
5 tomatoes, chopped
50g salted butter
Salt to taste

Garnish
Handful fresh coriander, chopped
1 red chilli, finely sliced
Fried shallots are also delicious.

Method
Soak the lentils in water for two hours. Drain. Then pop the lentils in a pan and pour over the 670ml spiced water. Simmer for 90 minutes on a low heat. When the lentils have cooked through, remove the pan from the heat and use a whisk to gently break them down. Season to your taste. Set the mixture aside.
In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and add the asafoetida, cumin and green chillies. Sprinkle in the other spices. Then add the onion and cook until well browned. Add the garlic last, cooking until it just turns golden.
In a separate pan, cook the tomatoes over a low heat in oil until soft. Blend and add the tomatoes, spices and tomato purée to the lentils and stir on a low heat. Finally, mix in the butter.
Taste and season.


 



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