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Anyone have a Dal recipe i could have pls

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WheelyCote Mon 06-May-19 09:18:37

Ive seen a few recipes on line but not sure were to start.
My DP has never let me make him a Dal...hes a chef and a bit precious about food. Enjoys any meals i make BUT
his fav meal is a Dal. He says i wont beable to make it like hes had before🙄. Ive said "your right but ill make my wheely version"

Wasnt bothered before but now im feeling the pressure haha

Any tried and tested recipes would be amazing!! Pretty please

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WheelyCote Mon 06-May-19 09:21:48

Id love to show him hes not the only one that can cook fav meals.

He makes me all my favourite dishes. One of those people who can put a random few things togetber and have it turn out delicous grhhh lol

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PurpleDaisies Mon 06-May-19 09:23:25

This is dead easy and really nice. I’ve recommended it loads.

debka Mon 06-May-19 09:26:12

My friend who is an Indian chef shared his dal recipe with me.
Soak 1 cup red lentils in 3 cups water.
Fry 1 tsp cumin seeds in oil
Add ginger and garlic
Add 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped tomato and 1 tsp turmeric.
Cook down a bit
Add lentils and soaking water and salt
Boil until lentils are soft.
Add 1 tsp garam masala and chopped coriander at the end.

Sorry it's a bit vague, initially he didn't even give quantities so this is an improvement!

I made it this weekend and it was delicious

Wineinateacupnosaucer Mon 06-May-19 09:27:06

I’d cheat, I always avoid the supermarket jars of sauces but an Indian friend recommended this
And it is great!

64632K Mon 06-May-19 09:27:11

What lentils do you want to use?

WheelyCote Mon 06-May-19 10:10:00

Ooo id live the coconut version but he doesnt like coconut, will keep this recipe for me and ds's

Debka thank you, how long do i soak the lentils for?

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WheelyCote Mon 06-May-19 10:11:01

646 his fav is moong dal...i have no idea what lentils to use at this point lol i was going to google. Any suggestions welcomed

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WheelyCote Mon 06-May-19 10:12:30

wine he'd know...ive used some jar things before as basoc padtes....he just knows grhhhh lol

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GCAcademic Mon 06-May-19 10:14:22

I've tried that Spice Tailor Dal Makhani but found it incredibly salty. There is a good recipe for a homemade version here:

I had to buy the urad dal online though (and you need to make sure it's the black one, not white).

64632K Mon 06-May-19 10:40:16

Theres two types of moong dhal, one green using whole green moong beans and the yellow ones using moong dhal lentils. There are also different variations in how to cook them and all taste fab in their own way.

debka Mon 06-May-19 12:28:08

20 minutes soaking

HotSauceCommittee Mon 06-May-19 12:31:48

Thank you Debka, I’ll be trying this later.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 12-May-19 19:38:48

I agree that the Spice Taylor one is very salty. It also smoked out our kitchen for hours.

franke Sun 12-May-19 19:45:15

I always do this one from Mridula Baljekar.

franke Sun 12-May-19 19:46:12

I don't season till the end and a I don't bother putting it through a sieve.

ILiveInSalemsLot Sun 12-May-19 19:49:19

I use this site a lot

Tolleshunt Sun 12-May-19 19:54:37

Some great recipes on this thread

twilightcafe Sun 12-May-19 19:55:26

I make this one in bulk.

user1474894224 Sun 12-May-19 20:00:06

This was lovely. And easy to make.

Bobcut Sun 12-May-19 20:04:30

Yellow lentil Dhaal

Properly wash half a tall glass of lentils to remove start
Add to a saucepan
Add in double the water
Boil then simmer

Separately heat some oil (Med-low heat)
You can add in a teaspoon of jeera if you have it

Then fry a tablespoon of finely chopped or frozen garlic and also ginger
After a few mins add in either one large onion or two medium onions finely chopped

Once it’s all properly browned add in a heaped teaspoon of masala and also , after a couple of mins add in 1 chopped tomato or a quarter of a tomato tin or about 4-5 cherry/plum tomatoes, whatever you have..

Check on the Dhaal, if it needs more water add it (preboiled water)... add a heaped tea spoon of salt in there, mix then once the consistency looks right add in the torka ingredients from the other pan
Mix and it’s made

If you want to add some chilli then add it with the masala and tumeric stage
(I’m indian)

Corcra Sun 12-May-19 20:07:29

Anything happy pear is delicious. Including this.

shahsachin Thu 13-Jun-19 09:11:21

I love how we all are foodie here or writer who loves food are talking about the food recipes. Yes, I also like dal. This is one of the most favorite flavourful food for me. For all the varieties I consult with Living Foodz.

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