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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ayurvedic Recipe for Dal


Preparation time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 - 6 people

1 cup tur dal
2 cups water
2-3 green chilies
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1tablespoon ginger (grated)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds (black)
¼ teaspoon asafetida
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
½ tsp ghee

Wash the tur dal; add 2 cups of water, turmeric, and
green chilies. Cover and cook on medium heat for 20
minutes or until it is soft. Add water as needed. After
cooking, dilute it by adding 2 –2½ cups of water. Add
salt and grated ginger and cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from burner. Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard
seeds. When mustard seeds start popping, add the asafetida and carefully pour this mixture into the cooked dal.
Be sure not to splash (stand away from the pan with your hand extended to avoid burns).
Before serving, remove the green chilies, garnish with cilantro and add ghee. Dal can be served as a lentil soup.
Traditionally, it is considered an ideal combination with cooked rice.

Enjoy and let us know how this worked out for you.

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