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Offline Sverige

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Re: Simple Massur Dhal
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2018, 07:44 AM »
Ok thanks Edwin. I'll give it another try as everyone else seems to rate this recipe. The spices are minimal as you say; I was surprised how little were added to quite a lot of lentils.

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Re: Simple Massur Dhal
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2018, 09:04 AM »
I made a batch of Colin's Massur Dhal a couple of days ago and some of used it in preparing tonight's dinner - CA's Chicken Dhansak (minus the pineapple chunks and juice).

First of all, it tastes great in it's own right, and is superb hot with a few poppadums on the side to scoop it up.

I've been using Abdul Mohed's Dhansak recipe up till now, but I have to say that I prefer CA's version of the dish, and it is made even better with Colin's Massur Dhal. The Mohed version calls for the lentils to be boiled with a little turmeric and then smashed, but I definitely prefer the texture and added flavour of Colin's Dhal.

The combination of both recipes make this dish a keeper for me and I'm looking forward to eating the second portion tomorrow night! :)

Hi, Sverige. You'll have seen this post from 2012, but I just thought I'd re-post it for newer members. I've used this recipe several times and can vouch for the frying of the lentils. I've never had a problem with the garlic burning (and I put in garlic well above and beyond the suggested amount!) - maybe I just fry at a lower temperature. I agree with EC about the oil. It's definitely worth another bash.


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Re: Simple Massur Dhal
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2018, 04:21 PM »
Thanks Naga, I will try it again and also try making a dhansak with part of the dhal. Cheers.

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Re: Simple Massur Dhal
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2018, 10:51 PM »
Hello, I decided to have a go at this recipe today. I made it exactly to spec apart from the bay leaf, I haven't got any Tej Patta so I used some cassia bark instead. I have to say it is delicious! Thanks for the post Colin. Here are some pictures of the dish along with the Chicken Dhansak made with the Dhal.





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Rob
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Re: Simple Massur Dhal
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2018, 11:51 AM »
Looks great, SB! :)

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Re: Simple Massur Dhal
« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2018, 12:55 PM »
Looks great, SB! :)
Thanks Naga, never made this before but it added an extra layer of flavour to my Dhansak.

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Rob
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