Boil 300g of split peas in 1 litre of water (with 1tsp of salt and 1tsp of tumeric) until soft - approx. 15-20mins. Meanwhile roughly chop 3 medium sized tomatoes and fry in oil with 2 cloves of garlic and 1 tsp chilli powder in a large frying pan. Add the split pea mixture to the frying pan and simmer over a low heat for 10-15mins until cooked.
This freezes well so i always keep a few portions in the freezer for my veggie DD.
This is how I do it (and bloomin' lovely it is too!).
Fry a finely chopped onion and a couple of cloves of garlic for a few minutes. Add a teaspoon turmeric, another of cumin seeds, another of garam massala and another of mustard seeds. Add a chopped green chilli and a bit of chopped ginger (I use the little frozen cubes if I have no fresh. Add 250g red lentils and water to cover. Cook (you may need more water). When nearly tender add a tub of creamed coconut milk and a load of chopped coriander and cook until tender. Meanwhile fry another onion sliced into thin half moons, some sliced garlic - when nearly done add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and some chilli flakes. Stir into the dahl and serve with lots more fresh coriander.
I make this Madhur Jaffrey Chana Dahl quite often. It's very simple to make, the ingredients are fairly ordinary, but the end result is lovely. If you can get hold of some proper 'Toor Dal' I think the result is slightly nicer than Yellow Split Peas.
been cleaning out my kitchen cupboards - ok it was cos dd2 needed things for a collage for Brownies!
I found some unopened spice jars/bags and 2 big bags, one of split peas, one of lentils. I've already made soup (dc all off to school with flasks of it today, so feeling smug!) but dh has requested daal (he lived in India and Nepal for a year before we met, loves daal!). I've searched online and there's so many versions I don't know what's a good one, so looking for a personal recommendation. Also wondered if it's slow-cooker friendly?
Thanks! (and yes, I have the gram flour so he can wreck the kitchen make homemade chapattis!)