Recipe Details:This hearty and diabetic-friendly Indian dish is easy to enjoy and hard to forget. Try this recipe – it will make your dinner table more interesting!
- Dried yellow split pea or lentil – 1.5 cups
- Ground chili pepper – 1 tsp.
- Garlic (finely chopped) – 6 cloves
- Turmeric – 2 tsp.
- Caraway – 2 tsp.
- Ginger root (cut into 4 pieces) – 3” long
- Olive oil – 2 tbsp.
Recipe Directions:Step 1
Place a small frying pan over medium heat and put 2 teaspoons of cumin. Roast until aroma appears (about 1 to 2 minutes). Add 1 tsp. of ground chili and 2 tsp. of turmeric. Mix with the cumin.
Put dried yellow split pea or lentil in a large saucepan and cover with 1.3 liters of cold water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. If foam appears, remove it with a skimmer.
Reduce heat to low. Stir in the roasted spices, turmeric, ginger, and garlic, then cover and simmer gently for 1 hour.
Remove the lid, stir, and cook for 20 more minutes without a lid to make the split peas or lentil tender. Your Dal should be creamy and thick now.
Heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil in a small frying pan. Fry 3 finely chopped cloves of garlic until brown (about 3 minutes).
Stir the fried garlic and olive oil into the Dal. Remove and discard the ginger pieces.
Serve the Dal hot or cold. Enjoy!
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