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Offline winter

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Nepali Dal
« on: November 05, 2007, 08:19:52 PM »
(Lentil Soup Prepared with Spices)

2 cups black lentils (yellow or red lentils can be used)
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
1/4 teaspoon asafetida
2 tablespoons cooking oil
6 cups broth or water
Salt and Pepper

For garnish:
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon jimbu
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
5 dried red chilies
2 tablespoons clarified butter

Rinse lentils thoroughly.  In a bowl, put lentils and two cup of warm water; let stand for overnight in the refrigerator.  Drain water; rinse off soaked lentils.  In a large sauce pan, heat two tablespoons of oil. Fry turmeric, minced ginger, asafetida, salt and pepper for 30 sec. Add soaked lentils and stir for a few minutes. Add broth and mix well. Bring to a boil, cover the pan and allow simmering for 45-60 minutes or until the lentils are cooked tender and a desired consistency has been achieved. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Take off the heat.

In a non-stick saute pan, heat half cup of clarified butter. Fry turmeric, jimbu, dried red chilies, garlic and ginger for a minute or so. Never allow the garnishing ingredients to turn dark, or else it will impart a bitter flavor to the soup. Take off the heat and drizzle over the cooked lentils. Give it a gentle stir to incorporate the garnish into the soup body. Serve hot with rice or roti (flat bread).

Offline Mohan Bikram Thapa

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Re: Nepali Dal
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 06:05:55 PM »
Nice Post
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