Gram Dal (Chickpea Dal)

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  1. Soak chickpeas for at least 2 hours, drain and rinse.
  2. Bring to a boil in the water and add the salt and turmeric.
  3. Boil hard for 5 minutes and remove any scum that forms on the surface.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until tender.
  5. This will take about 1 hour, but it can take longer if your peas are old.
  6. When tender, remove from the heat.
  7. Heat ghee in a large pot.
  8. Add cumin seeds, asafetida, ginger and bay leaf.
  9. Fry for a few seconds, stirring as the spices cook.
  10. Add the coconut, raisins and peas.
  11. Cook over a medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  12. Stir in the cooked chickpeas, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  13. Simmer for another 15 minutes and serve.

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