Chickpea Dahl

"Dahl is a staple in India, usually eaten with every meal. My family always eats Dahl when we make Indian food. This is a new recipe for Dahl made and demonstrated by Cinda Sanders on a cooking show titled "Indian Cuisine.""
Chickpea Dahl created by morgainegeiser
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9 1 cup servings




  • Cook potatoes in salted water until tender yet firm. Drain and set aside.
  • Saute onion in 1 tablespoons oil until clear. Transfer to a food processor along with the tomatoes and fresh ginger, and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt margarine and add the curry powder and cumin. Saute for 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Stir often to avoid burning.
  • Add the tomato mixture and continue to cook for 5 - 6 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the chickpeas, potatoes and frozen peas. Cook 5 - 10 minutes more. Serve hot over rice.

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  1. S W.
    This is a sold dish. I did alter it a bit: I omitted peas, and I only used one can of diced tomatoes and one can of chickpeas I also added a heaping teaspoon and a half of minced garlic I also added salt to it to bring the garlic forth.
  2. Lisa C.
    Mine is delicious! Had to use a different margarine to replace the dairy but you can't even tell the difference. I also replaced 1 can of diced tomatoes for a fresh one, and used diced tomatoes with green chiles for canned. Love the spice! Next time I will add more water.
  3. Strawberry_sunshine
    Pretty good. Not sure if I was supposed to add the juice from the canned tomatos though as it seemed a little too soupy. I added a can of mixed beans to compensate. Tastes nice and fresh. Served over leftover macaroni (strange I know, but it's what was needing to be used up) Delicious. Would probably serve over couscous or rice if I make it again.
  4. Bugeah
    Very delicious! I used roma tomatoes which worked fine, but I imagine grape tomatoes would be even more flavorful. I added a little extra curry powder since our household loves curry. The whole family gave it a thumbs up. Thanks for the great recipe!
  5. morgainegeiser
    This is a really good dahl recipe, the curry level was perfect for my husband who has a problem with too much curry. Easy and quick to make, we served it on brown rice. Made by ZWT6 for the Asian Country challenge.


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