Tarka Dal

Print Recipe Tarka Dal In India, Dal is used to describe not only an ingredient (split peas; lentils/peas/beans), but a dish made from it. Dal can be a thin soup or more like a stew. This recipe uses red lentils. Use your red lentils as it states on the packaging, it will usually say to rinse thoroughly before using. Dal can be served as a curry accompaniment or is equally delicious serviced as a vegetarian main dish with cucumber raita, mango chutney or Indian breads as you wish. Preparation time is approx. 15 mins and cooking time of lentils and the spiced butter takes no more than 30 mins. It can serve up to 4 people as a side dish or two to three as a main dish. Course Main Dish, Side Dish Cuisine Indian Servings Ingredients 200 g lentils1 tsp salt1 tsp ground turmeric1 tblsp groundnut/vegetable oil/gheetsp ½cumin seeds1 tsp ground coriander1-2 cloves garlic chipped1 onion finely chopped2 cm fresh root ginger chopped1 small fresh red chilli choppedChilli flakes optionalFinely chopped fresh corianderChilli oil optional Course Main Dish, Side Dish Cuisine Indian Servings Ingredients 200 g lentils1 tsp salt1 tsp ground turmeric1 tblsp groundnut/vegetable oil/gheetsp ½cumin seeds1 tsp ground coriander1-2 cloves garlic chipped1 onion finely chopped2 cm fresh root ginger chopped1 small fresh red chilli choppedChilli flakes optionalFinely chopped fresh corianderChilli oil optional Instructions Rinse the lentils in a sieve under cold running water then place into a pan and cover with approx. ¾ pint of water. Bring to the boil add the turmeric and salt, stir and simmer for about 25 minutes stirring occasionally until the lentils...