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Can any one give me a good Dhal recipe

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noonki Wed 24-Sep-08 12:20:28

I have yellow split lentils and no ideas!!!

Tanee58 Wed 24-Sep-08 14:57:53

Soak them for half an hour. Fry up some onions till soft, add curry powder mild/medium/hot depending on how you like it, teasp tomato puree. Add the lentils and water to cover, bring to boil and simmer gently till they are tender. Skim off any froth that forms.

ChopsTheDuck Wed 24-Sep-08 15:47:06

soak o/n. Fry some onions until soft, add tsp pureed garlic, tsp ginger. Add lentils, water, and salt, cumin, coriander powder, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, couple of whole green chillis and 2 or 3 fresh tomatoes, diced. (I also add a dash of worcester sauce, but doubt my indian in laws would approve!) Simmer til tender, garnish with fresh coriander.

Jux Wed 24-Sep-08 16:42:02

How about Tarka Dahl? DH loves it and I'd like to make him some. Is there a difference?

CountessDracula Wed 24-Sep-08 16:42:40

I think it has otters in it

Jux Wed 24-Sep-08 16:43:41

Ah, so I need to find a river first?

CountessDracula Wed 24-Sep-08 16:45:54

yes and a net

SaintRiven Wed 24-Sep-08 16:54:47

I want to make dhal and curries like Indian restaurants do, not 'proper' Indian food.

ChopsTheDuck Wed 24-Sep-08 17:26:39

tarka is usually red lentils.

indian restaurants make dhal by cooking it longer so it is soggy and thicker in consistancy like soup. I personally think they tend to use too much ginger too.

Indian recipes are usually more watery. My recipe is for dhal curry rather than a strictly indian dhal so it is more soupy in consitancy.

Jux Wed 24-Sep-08 17:59:44

I have a pond. Do you think I could entice an otter to come to me?

noonki Fri 26-Sep-08 12:05:21

thank you all!

HeinzSight Fri 26-Sep-08 12:07:05

grin @ Countess

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