I Tried this recipe yesterday , It tasted very bad . It was not mentioned if I had to drain the water in which I soaked the split peas . I am not sure if I had done something wrong but the end result was sticky .
This is a very nice tasting dal recipe. Use 2 cups of water to soak the dal. Grind the dal, chili, hing (asafetida powder), about 1 tsp. salt, pressure cook it for one whistle then proceed with the recipe directions. By the way, A Kadai is a not-so-shallow not-so-deep frying pan, of fairly heavy grade. Very thin ones tend to burn the veggies and masalas before they can be fully cooked. It is similar to a chinese wok.
Hi Bluemoon, A kadai (a.k.a. karai and other spelling) is the Indian equivalent of a wok. - similar shape and purpose. JoC