What a Dhal!

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Sandi From CA

I LOVE dhals! Haven't made this one yet, but it looked good, so I've popped it on here for safe-keeping. Yield is estimated.

Top Review by realbirdlady

A modest dahl. There's nothing the matter with it, but none of us got very excited about it, either. The spices somehow go together very flatly, without the depth that a stronger blending could have.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash lentils & drain.
  2. Combine with 6 cups water, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, garlic cloves, ginger slices & turmeric.
  3. Bring to a boil, lower heat & simmer for 40 minutes, till lentils are tender & the water has been reduced significantly.
  4. Slice lemon thinly & add to the pot with salt, black pepper & cayenne.
  5. Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Just before serving, heat ghee till hot, add asafoetida & cumin seeds & sauté till the seeds begin to color.
  7. Pour over top of dhal & serve over rice.

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